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Old Masters Bark Painting, As Practiced By Aboriginal Artists Of Arnhem Land For Millennia, Is One Of The Great Traditions Of World Art, Yet It Was Only Recognized As Such Late In The 20th Century Old Masters Australia S Great Bark Artists Highlights The Work Of 40 Master Painters Who Have Carried One Of The Oldest Continuing Traditions Of Art Into The Modern Era It Features The Paintings Of Narritjin Maymuru, Yirawala, Mawalan Marika, David Malangi, And Their Contemporaries These Men Of High Ritual Standing Were Not Only Artists, But Also Ceremonial And Clan Leaders, Philosophers, Advocates For Land Rights And Human Rights, Ambassadors, And Politicians, Who Recognized The Power Of Art As The Most Eloquent Means To Build Bridges Between Aboriginal And European Society The Book Includes Essays By Renowned Scholars Of Aboriginal Art, Biographies And Portraits Of The Artists, And 122 Full Color Plates Of The Paintings, Made Between 1948 And 1988, From The National Museum Of Australia S Rich And Extensive Collection This Profile Of The Museum S Unique Collection Will Serve As Lasting Documentation Of These Rare And Fragile Works That Have Never Before Been Exhibited Or Published As A Collection.

[PDF] Old Masters  By Wally Caruana –
  • Paperback
  • 240 pages
  • Old Masters
  • Wally Caruana
  • 15 September 2019
  • 9781921953163

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    A book to accompany and record a 2013 14 exhibition at Canberra s National Museum of Australia website containing all the material and here.As the title suggests, this is a collection of paintings on pieces of bark, which are drawn from the work of artists of Western, Central and Eastern Arnhem Land.Western Arnhem Land artists tend to be figurative, and the mimih a kind of spirit often feature The East tends to be abstract, and Central Arnhem Land style a mix of the two.As with many other Aboriginal art traditions though, what can appear to the uninformed as abstract is actually symbolic shorthand red diamonds representing fire red crosshatching, sparks black diamonds, charcoal and the white, ashes In one of the introductory essays, Abstraction , Howard Morphy makes the point that in the Western tradition, abstract art followed and in some ways critiqued figurative art Enlightenment ideas of cultural progression can label the new as an improvement on the old, and in this context if a Western artist was to use both figurative and abstract elements in a work, the dialogue between the two could often be a combative and pointed one, with historicist overtones.In Aboriginal art, one can see the same dialogue between figurative and non figurative art, between representational and abstract art, but there is no simple sense in which one follows the other in time Both are...

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