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Painting the Cosmos: Mufuonifade in the History and Enlargement of Modern Nigeria Art

1FolorunsoAkinwinsola, Ph.D and 2Osita, Williams A.,Ph.D




Accepted 28th June, 2020.


MufuOnifade is a Nigerian artist(e), who is widely noticed for his technique of painting which he named Araism -Aesthetically Rich Art. To him, Araism is a radical departure from the existing painting convention. His revolutionary use of brilliant colour and exaggerated form to express emotion made him one of the most influential artists in Nigeria. MufuOnifade’s proclivity for details is the hallmark of outstanding quality that stood him out in the world of art. His paintings have found their ways to places of high class, and now adorn/grace the private homes of high net-worth individuals, offices of corporate bodies, palaces, castles, government establishments and public institutions.


Keywords: Painting, Araism, Mufuonifade, Modern Nigeria Art