Contemporary Art

The pictures are from authors who have roots in the artistic movement of the Western Desert (Western desert), covering the immense territory Aboriginal artists (600,000 square kilometers, nearly 100,000 more than Spain) of the same name, much occupied by desert areas (great sandy desert, Gibson desert and little sandy desert). The miracle of Papunya contemporary explosion of the artistas-aborigenes of Western Australia was born in the small town of Papunya, 240 km northwest of Alice Springs, a remote and desolate place that the authorities had designated, at the end of the 1960s, as aborigines displaced forcibly forced destination. The small place, Geoffrey Bardon school teacher suggested that in 1971 a group of neighbors that other one of the outer walls of the compound. What began as a humble form of occupational therapy became a miracle: men of the area arrived daily to the town to paint their dreams, as he was called to the stories that used to draw in the sand of the deserts during ritual ceremonies and secretras. Over time the artists of Papuya, who have formed a co-operative and have become a school that has exposed his works throughout the world.

The National Museum of Australia has a dazzling background. The most renowned of the Aboriginal painters of the initial group are perhaps Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri and Johnny Warangkula. Living Water, Contemporary Art of the Far Western Desert shows how the initial outbreak has spread to other areas of Australia, above all the communities of the tribe pintupi of Kintore and Kiwirrkur, in the Gibson desert, which are now the places of more artistic activity. The organizers of the exhibition highlights that the artistic communities of Aboriginal people, composed of men and women, do not understand the painting as a purely plastic discipline, but as a means of carrying the sanctity of life. Pictures of the represented artists, all made during the first decade of the 21st century and with modern materials (plastic acrylic paint, by) example), they resonate with the power of the old and new to tell tjukurrpa (stories), they say. The Living Water (living water) title describes the ability of the artist to represent ground water flows and travel through them in a spiritual way. Source of the news: the splendor of contemporary Australian Aboriginal art shines in a collective exhibition in Victoria