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The Nobelist by Eddy Aigbe

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Professor Wole Soyinka – The Nobelist

Medium: Watercolor, watercolor pencils, acrylics & Acrylic gesso
Ground: Stretched Canvas
Process: impasto, finger painting, use of brush, and pallete knife

This is my ‘failed’ attempt at painting with only watercolors (I ended up adding other media) and, in the end, I came up with this…

This is a portrait of a man I admire and an artistic inspirational figure, Akinwande Oluwole “Wole” Soyinka (born 13 July 1934) is, a Nigerian writer, poet, playwright, and political activist.

Professor Wole Soyinka, has an extraordinarily prolific and rich body of work which includes, plays, novels, poems, and essays, Professor Soyinka draws on both Yoruba and western culture to exquisitely weave a subtle understanding of the tragedy and comedy of the human condition. As a reward for his literary contributions to the world, he was rewarded with a Nobel Peace Prize in literature in 1986.

He has also been an implacable, consistent and outspoken critic of many Nigerian politicians, military dictators, and of political tyrannies worldwide.And according to him, a great deal of his writing has been concerned with “the oppressive boot and the irrelevance of the colour of the foot that wears it”.

Ladies & gentlemen, meet ’The Nobelist

Read About him & his work here: Wole Soyinka

His literary works Here



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  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...over 3 years ago

    24 August 2011 – 2 images per day

  • © Janis Zroback
    © Janis Zrobackover 3 years ago

    This is an absolutely stunning painting Edy…..

  • What a lovely comment Janis, thanks :)

    – Eddy Aigbe

  • Kathie Nichols
    Kathie Nicholsover 3 years ago

    Eddy……what can I say….just brilliant!!!! WOW!

  • Now that’s what I call a great comment, thanks Kathie!

    – Eddy Aigbe

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorover 3 years ago

    Outstanding portrait Edy!! :)

  • I’m glad you like it Keith, thanks :)

    – Eddy Aigbe

  • banrai
    banraiover 3 years ago

    fine work

  • Thanks Banrai!

    – Eddy Aigbe

  • Bev  Wells
    Bev Wellsover 3 years ago

    Brilliant ! out of what you thought was a failed painting -your journey with the paint brush definately paid off
    I love it
    He was right the colour of the boot is not the point

  • Glad you looked thoroughly & liked it Bev. This kind of art is always extremely pleasurable for me when, you struggle & apply enough tenacity until it just has to pay off :)

    – Eddy Aigbe

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreover 3 years ago

    Marvelous painting! Love your highlight coloring and marks and accented edging. And I do love that peace sign!

  • Thanks for taking a good look & making a great comment Frannie!

    – Eddy Aigbe

  • LoveringArts
    LoveringArtsover 3 years ago

    Sensational ! Wow….I so proud of you , your Fabulous portrait is just amazing Edy, Your such a talent , I applaud you ! Beautiful >

  • Thanks Paul, maybe next time I’ll stick to just watercolors (fingers crossed but, don’t bet on it)… :)

    – Eddy Aigbe

  • TheBrit
    TheBritover 3 years ago

    Wonderful work indeed! !

    Brit :)

  • Thanks Brit, so glad you like it :)

    – Eddy Aigbe

  • paintingsbycr10
    paintingsbycr10over 3 years ago

    Great work.

  • Thank you very much :)

    – Eddy Aigbe

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