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Nsukka School By Rice, Erin M.

DOI: 10.4324/0123456789-REM1900-1
Published: 26/04/2018
Retrieved: 13 June 2024, from


The Nsukka School, which is named after the University of Nigeria at Nsukka, was a group of artists and faculty members associated with the use of uli—a form of body and mural decorative painting indigenous to the Igbo culture of Nigeria—in their work and are considered disciples of Uche Okeke’s teachings and artistic influence. The Uli experiment sought to address Okeke’s call for ‘natural synthesis’ in the visual arts of Nigeria and the formation of an art appropriate for the post-Independence age. Other members of the group who experimented with uli forms through painting and drawing were Chike Aniakor and Obiora Udechukwu, followed by their students Tayo Adenaike and Olu Oguibe.

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