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Iyalode. Collins Osemeke Collins Osemeke
In both historical and recent times, particularly during the precolonial era, women were often seen as a minority in our homes and society at large. This norm, prevalent in many communities around the world, has led to numerous societal issues and setbacks. The piece titled “iyalode, ” which means “King of Queens” in Yoruba, highlights the significant role women played in decision-making in the past. Back then, the Oba (King) could not make decisions with his council of chiefs without the presence of an iyalode. To be selected as an iyalode, a woman had to be influential and wealthy, as she represented the women of her region.

This painting aims to raise awareness about the importance of including women in decision-making processes. It encourages viewers to look more carefully at the world around them, to find beauty in unexpected places, and to embrace our differences. It calls for the acceptance of one another regardless of biases and the promotion of gender equality. This artwork underscores the crucial role women play in our society and reminds us that without them, we wouldn't be here today. It advocates for unity, peace, and love.
Modern and Contemporary Art,  Paintings,  Mixed media
Author: Collins Osemeke
76.2 x  2.5 x  50.8 cm  /   30 x  1 x  20 in
Diameter 91.4 cm  /   36 in
Weight 1.2 kg   /  2.65 lbs
Themes: Abstract  /   Origin: Arts of Africa  /   Genre: Expressionnism  /   Characteristic: Signed  /   Authenticity / Provenance: Original  /   Mounting: On Canvas  /   Period: Contemporary  /  
Posted: may 29, 2024 / Modified: may 29, 2024
Copyright Collins Osemeke

Marisol Usandegi
Premium members Marisol Usandegi , May 29
Preciosa composición y realizacion, Fantástico.
6,338 €  4,500 £  7,225 $ 
Available for sale
Collins Osemeke
Collins Osemeke
Artist Painter 
New Delhi, India
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