Journal of
Fine and Studio Art

  • Abbreviation: J. Studio Fine Art
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6524
  • DOI: 10.5897/JFSA
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 16

JFSA Articles

Ceramic art exhibition and digital remediation: Reflections on the Iwo Awolo project in the time of COVID-19

June 2024

This paper examines the challenges and prospects encountered in transforming a planned physical exhibition, Iwo Awolo, into a digital one using photos and videos. The art exhibition was a solo event held at the peak of the COVID-19 lockdown protocols in South Africa, featuring mainly installations comprised of ceramics. Tactility, three-dimensional viewership, and the construction and deconstruction of disparate art...

Author(s): May Okafor

Application of filigree technique used for jewellery in designing and producing a life-sized photorealist bust

December 2022

Curling, twisting and plaiting of fine pliable threads of precious metals and arranging them in a precise pattern after which it is fixed by soldering are the technique of filigree, which is predominately used in jewellery making. Things that are usually produced with this technique appear delicate and complex. In view of this, metal artists are restricted by objects that can be created using the filigree technique. It...

Author(s): Baidoo Mohammed Kwaku, Adala Cyril Etornam and Adu-Boachie Charles 

Elastomer as a feasible alternative to linoleum in the relief printmaking process

May 2022

The relief printmaking process is essentially expressed in woodcut, wood engraving and linocut, as well as some unconventional media. In this process, linocut is the preferred option, especially, by beginners, because linoleum is soft and easy to manipulate. However, the scarcity and high cost of linoleum in Nigeria present difficulties in carrying out exercises in the material. Based on this, it becomes expedient to...

Author(s): Akaninyene J. Sampson

Production of customized electric powered table–led display using engraved Plexiglas

August 2021

This paper enunciates the viability and durability of Plexiglas material based on characteristic strength, shatter-proof properties and brilliance. The paper explores the suitability of Plexiglas in the display of information in outdoor advertising. Plexiglas is also appropriate for indoor décor because of its flexibility, easy to shape and not too sharp edges. The paper utilized Plexiglas as a key material in...

Author(s): Michael Abiodun Oyinloye, Afeez Babatunde Siyanbola and Adeyemi Adedola Olayinka

Underlying mathematical structures behind David Blamey’s film “Rice”

August 2021

Images and texts are imprints of the ideas expressed by their creators. A viewer or a reader may decode such imprints differently, each time forming a scenario of a particular and unique structure. This process is determined by the educational and cultural stimuli as well as the conceptual formation of each viewer or reader. Thus, in this respect, both an image and a text act as a mind challenge to the production of...

Author(s): Aris Mavrommatis, David Blamey and Yannis Ziogas

Quality of pottery products produced in Kenyan women prisons

July 2020

The purpose of the study was to assess quality of pottery products produced in Kenyan prisons. The quality of products produced in Kenyan prisons shows lack of standardization. Descriptive research design guided the study. The study areas were Lang’ata and Kisii women prisons with a population of 480 respondents. Purposive sampling technique was used to sample 30 inmates who engage in pottery, thus leaving a total...

Author(s): Otieno Jane, Abong’o Susan and Wagah Mical Ongachi  

Emotion and colour perception: A psychoanalytical theory of graphic design in consumer of goods

March 2018

The study focuses on the psychological theory of colour in graphic design on the advertisement of consumer goods. The specific objectives identify the impact of colour perception and emotion as it psychologically affects and influences the behaviour of consumers in purchasing the products advertised. Descriptive research study, that is, employing qualitative methodology was used to address the study and it adopted...

Author(s): E. Bankole Oladumiye and Odji Ebenezer

Space as a unique context for sculpture theory and praxis in Ghana

October 2016

This paper explores autonomous space as subject and object in studio sculpture experimental studies with the backdrop of spatial subjectivities inherent culturally in Ghana. The study looks at contemporary Ghanaian art presentation of space as integral in sculptural compositions contextually, with interests shuffling between inner and outer space, as corresponding to spatial conception in conventional sculpture. Authors...

Author(s): Emmanuel Eyram Donkor, Kwame Opoku-Bounsu and Felix Annor Anim

Carlos Sánchez: In search of beauty

March 2016

The purpose of this study is to review the life and works of Carlos Sánchez, a Guatemalan born prolific painter and architect, whose masterpieces were exhibited at Dartmouth College’s Hood Museum of Art in Hanover, New Hampshire. His paintings have left an immeasurable legacy to the world of art. Born in Guatemala in 1898, he graduated from Dartmouth College in 1923, and then finished the Yale University...

Author(s): Cecilia Echeverría Falla

Bharatanatyam and Mathematics: Teaching Geometry Through Dance

October 2015

Bharatanatyam is a highly codified and schematized Asian Indian style of classical dance that accommodates the different kinds of learners. This dance is culturally relevant to Asian Indian American students, but the findings are applicable to students from other demographics that are interested in learning math through dance. Many Asian Indian students learn Bharatanatyam for cultural maintenance and preservation....

Author(s): Iyengar Mukunda Kalpana

Graphical territory, series and memory

September 2015

Our world is multiple. It is a hyper-industrialized world, which can indiscriminately copy and reproduce any object, text or image. A situation that in the artistic circuit promotes certain duplicity: we can observe how to differentiate both the unique and singular to the multiple, the original name of your copy. For years we have differentiated the singular from the multiple, holding the way of the unique, with no...

Author(s): Carles Méndez Llopis and Hortensia Mínguez García

Digital painting evolution: A multimedia technological platform for expressivity in fine art painting

December 2014

As an emerging art form of the twenty first century, digital painting has gained acceptance as a two-dimensional art form, paralleling major traditional forms of painting in the art world. However, this aspect of the visual arts, rather underexplored, has not received the same degree of global acceptance and recognition accorded to well known fine art forms such as sculpture, painting and drawing. In spite of the...

Author(s): G. Y. Annum

Technologies in the art classroom: Using technologies in art classrooms to overcome cultural limitations to support teaching and learning

May 2013

  The purpose of this paper is to review the benefits of using technology and the Internet in the educational sector. I will discuss how we can apply the findings to the specific environment of the art classroom and a specific culture: Saudi Arabia, to enrich the experience of learning and teaching in art education. The paper draws and reflects upon my thirteen years experience of teaching art in girls’...

Author(s): Abeer Alawad

Visual illustration using printmaking as a medium: A case study of coronation ceremonies of kings among the Yoruba of South West Nigeria

May 2013

Coronation ceremonies are traditional rites to formally install kings to the throne of their forefathers as community leaders who are symbol of authority between their people and the outside world. The funfairs that accompany these ceremonies are worth documenting using printmaking as a vehicle of visual and historical expression. The prints represented in this paper are expression of myths and mythologies demonstrating...

Author(s): Oladumiye E. B. and Kashim I. B.

Minimalism in Art and Design: Concept, influences, implications and perspectives

June 2011

The term Minimalist is often applied colloquially to designate or suggest anything which is spare or stripped to its absolute essentials. It has its origins with an art critic seeking to describe what he saw, but has also been used to describe such diverse genres as plays by authors such as Samuel Beckett, films by director Robert Bresson (the narratives of Raymond Carver), the simple musical works of composer Philip...

Author(s): Cedric VanEenoo

Auctioning: A new way of placing good old-fashioned art

August 2010

  This article reflects on a new phenomenon in auctioning art by placing it in the perspective of the historical tradition of generating an artwork’s aura through the aid of special places. Historically, special places such as churches and galleries have tended to maximize an artwork’s experiential value in particular. Today, however, the intention of certain new special places such as auctions is...

Author(s): Jurij Selan

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