Milk maiden 2

Umeh’s subject is predominantly the northern Nigerian culture.  In this painting, he focuses on young maidens who hawk for a living, the locally cultured milk known as “fura”.  They are seen conservatively dressed and their wares firmly balanced on their heads.  Umeh creates a sombre mood with deep shades of secondary colours.  Subtly embedded and […]

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artiste Umeh Bede Lagos, Nigeria

Umeh Bede Ifeanyichukwu was born on the 12th of February 1965 in Jos Plateau State, Nigeria. Umeh enrolled into the famous Yaba College of Technology Lagos where he graduated with a Higher National Diploma (HND) in painting. He worked briefly as an illustrator with Arbil, an advertising agency in Bodija Ibadan before retiring into full-time […]

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Umeh’s subject is predominantly the northern Nigerian culture.  In this painting, he focuses on young maidens who hawk for a living, the locally cultured milk known as “fura”.  They are seen conservatively dressed and their wares firmly balanced on their heads.  Umeh creates a sombre mood with deep shades of secondary colours.  Subtly embedded and on a closer look at painting number 2, he plays with the number three. Which significantly represents feminity, in this context as it can be seen in the three distinct maidens with their wares.

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