THE ELEGANCE FROM DELTA

ELEGANCE FROM THE DELTA I
“Elegance from the Delta I” is a Gouache colour on canvased paper painting measuring 80cm × 45cm and it is rendered in stylised form. The painting depicts a lady putting on a blouse and ties a loincloth. She also ties a headgear and has beads strung around her neck and left wrist. Both arms are raised; this right behind her headgear and the left, positioned in front of her, holding a hand fan. Her attire is no doubt captivating as she poses elegantly. This attire is evident among the women from the Niger-Delta area of Nigeria; Isoko and Urhobo women to be precise. Geometric shapes have been used at the background of this figure and yellow is seen as a predominant colour. A series of coloured lines have been used in creating tones, forming major parts of the painting.