A Chrysler Museum of Art and Hampton University Museum Partnership
This post goes in-depth on the conservation treatment of the painting Grief by Afi Ekong. Treatment was completed by Katie Rovito, National Endowment for the Humanities Conservation Fellow at the Chrysler Museum of Art. Learn how Katie tackled this treatment, including how she mended tears and inpainted.
For part two of this series, we will analyze Gerard Sekoto’s The Two Women, to present how the title of an artwork, its subject and the artist’s own experience can be used to draw conclusions about an art piece.
For my first post of the Artist Talk series, I will be sharing information on the prolific artist Chief Lady Constance Afiong Ekong, also known as Afi Ekong. Ekong was a present and influential figure in the Nigerian art scene until her death in 2009. Although we can not talk with Ekong, we can still have a conversation with her paintings.