Talk:Yoruba art

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Change title of this article to "Yoruba Art"[edit]

I would like to change the title of this article from "Yoruba traditional art" to "Yoruba art." The term "traditional" suggests a antiquated, static tradition, whereas many of the modes of art practice described in this article are still alive in contemporary Yoruba art-making practice. Even if that were not the case, I would advocate to change the title to Yoruba Traditional Art, but I believe a more inclusive title will better serve the content of this article.--Alexandrathom (talk) 16:18, 27 March 2013 (UTC)

  • Ok, but we don't want to have too much on "airport art" as some African articles do. Johnbod (talk) 18:49, 27 March 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for your reply, Johnbod. Ignorance of the diversity and richness of African art, and the perpetuation of that ignorance by way of antiquated language and incomplete articles on Wikipedia, is exactly what I am working to reverse here. I would say that "airport art," which in my understanding is comprised of cheap reproductions of art that is commonly understood to be "traditional" or typical of a given culture, has no place in an article summarizing Yoruba, one of the oldest and finest artistic traditions in Africa, a tradition that remains vital and influential today.Alexandrathom (talk) 20:20, 27 March 2013 (UTC)

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