Arts and Design Studies
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ISSN (Print) 2224-6061 - ISSN (Online) 2225-059X
Published by International Institute for Science, Technology and Education (IISTE) [30 journals]
- Analysis of the art forms used as costume in the Gologo festival of the
people of Tongo in the Upper East region of Ghana.
Authors: Daniel Akuoko Adjei; Frank Osei-Sarfo, Georgina Adongo
Abstract: The Talensi people of Tenzug in the Upper east region celebrates on of the rarest festivals in the country of Ghana. It is probably the only festival where participants observe a strict compliance to the wearing of certain kind of costume. Due to the nature of this custom, the researchers sort to find out the art form which make up the costume and their religious or functional significance. The study used participant observation and interviews to document the festivities before, during and after the festival. The prominent features of the costume includes towels of different sizes and colours, knifes of different sizes and the wearing of triangularly shaped aprons. The study concludes that there is the need to advertise the festival in the entire country of Ghana as well as abroad in order to open up the Tengzug area to more tourists and investors. Keywords: Tindaana, Gologo, Tongo Hills, Golib, Tengzug.
- The Bodily Intelligence of Pagawéan Barudak in Baduy Society
Authors: Mohamad Zaini Alif; Agus Sachari
Abstract: The term of Toys in Inner Baduy society, is not familiar. They call it Pagawéan Barudak, meaning the action of using tools as activities. The study was conducted in Inner Baduy, which focused on three villages, namely Cibeo, Cikeusik and Cikartawana. The study was conducted by identifying those forms of activities -Pagawéan Barudak- which use the body as a medium. The Body Intelligence existing in Baduy embodies their compliance awareness to the pikukuh and pitutur of Baduy society, which begins from the pre-birth stage to pagawéan kolot stage. The Baduy lifetime when it comes down to Buana Panca tengah (the earth), is guaranteed by Sanghiyang Gerit who will protect them. The body is a medium for the human soul when living in Buana. All activities in the Pagawean barudak stage consist of the process of body development with purpose to live in harmony with the earth and its nature followed by the soul consciousness which is close to the soul of the Earth (anima mundi). Keyword : Baduy Dalam, plays, Body.
- Integrated Flower Vases in Clayware and Wood
Authors: Vesta E. Adu-Gyamfi; Emmanuel Tabi Agyei, John Osei Bobie Boahin
Abstract: The local pottery industry faces tremendous challenges from the increasing interest Ghanaian are showing in imported products because of their functional value, quality and aesthetic appeal. This is due among others, to the monotonous approach to production and finishing of indigenous products, conditions that also marred the philosophical impact they are supposed to convey. To overcome some of these challenges the researchers experimented on the integration clay-wear and wood for the production of flower vases. The qualitative research method where observational, experimental and descriptive approaches were employed to investigate the viability of integrating clay-wear with wood for the project. The research unveiled that clay-wear and wood can be integrated in the production of finished products that are functional, aesthetically presentable and of high quality. Besides, it is also proven that with appropriate manipulation through experiment other locally available raw materials can be used to produce products would convey the Ghanaian culture to would be buyers and the outside world. Keywords: Clay, Wood, Integration, Decoration, Production.
- Beauty Appearance of Indonesian Women in Televison Media
Authors: Ira Wirasari
Abstract: The beauty of the woman is form a stereotype, women are also often referred to as connective descent, gentle, graceful, a good cook, more emotional, less physically strong, agile, motherhood, spoiled, no reasoning, dependent, passive, weak, timid, portrayed as sexual objects, with emphasis on a beatifull figure. Discourse beauty and femininity of women can not be separated from the construction of a patriarchal culture that gave power to men to provide for recognition of women's femininity on the one hand, and women are always looking for the recognition of male femininity.Using a socio-cultural approach, the authors will examine beauty appearnce of Indonesian women which influenced by socio-cultural background that developed in Indonesia. Beauty trend women are generally more influenced by the socio-cultural background of a society. That’s factor influence social and cultural change in Indonesia women will also be examined primarily concerned with changes in women's attitudes, the emancipation of women, the development of technology, and the influence of western culture against the culture of Indonesian women.Trend deconstructed female beauty through the mass media today, especially in television media. Women should knows that every women has its own uniqueness. Because the television media had been dictating our consciousness both individually and collectively on lifestyle, as well as the meaning of social and cultural values. Keywords: Beauty, Women, Television
- Children’s Drawings with Genitals: Art Works from Children Who
Co-Sleep with Adults
Authors: Daniel Akuoko Adjei; Christopher Oppong, Lawrence Amponsah
Abstract: Children’s drawings have been used by several therapist as a rare window into the subconscious of the child. One area which has benefitted much from this is sexual abuse of children. Several therapists agree that the presence of genitals in a child’s drawing is a strong indication of a possible abuse. However, these recommendations do not speak much of the social background of the child who produced the drawing. It was therefore necessary to find out whether the presence of genitals in the drawings of children who are in environments where mother showed breasts in the open during breastfeeding; and grandmothers seldom covered their chests. The study was conducted in two metropolitan areas in Ghana, one in the northern part and the other in the south. Children were asked to draw their families and these drawings were screened for genitals. Those which had genitals were separated and these children were taken through processes to understand the why genitals were present in their drawings. The study concludes that environment has influence on the drawings of children and when parents expose genitals to children in the environment without abusing the children, these genitals will find their way in the drawing of the child. Keywords: co-sleep, human figure drawing, kinetic family drawing, genital