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Publication Date

Fall 2009

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Senegal: National Identity and the Arts

Abstract

The goal of this Independent Study Project was for the researcher to develop an in-depth understanding of the techniques involved in the production of bronze sculpture via a short apprenticeship at the foundry at the Village des Arts in Dakar, Senegal. The researcher also sought to gain an understanding of the cultural context of the medium, including its history and social and economic significance through formal and informal interviews with artists and visits to various art galleries and workshops. Over the course of the ISP period, five works of art were produced by the researcher at the foundry. The researcher sought to produce works that reflected the themes, styles, subjects and motifs most often explored by bronze sculpture in Senegal.

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Art Practice

 
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