International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Thematic Analysis of the Garden Sculptures in Ife Art School Francis Ebunola Allan OLADUGBAGBE, Moses Akintunde AKINTONDE

A collection of the garden sculpture in Ife Art School stands as a veritable means of a first-hand assessment of the standard of the art school. However, the garden sculpture has been left unkempt around the African Studies complex for more than forty years and the phenomenon has largely remained isolated in scholarship; neither studied nor documented. The garden sculpture, as a matter of importance has depicted various cultural, economic historical, political and social activities which makes it a potential resource for therapeutic and tourist engagements. This paper therefore examines and documents all the identifiable sculptures in and around the African Studies complex and positions the genres in art historical and studio practice perspectives.

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