This collection of exuberant drawings offers insight into the Aboriginal culture of the Yolgnu people from Yirrkala in northern Australia. In 1947 a group of Aboriginal leaders and artists in Yirrkala collaborated with anthropologists Ronald and Catherine Berndt to document the intricacies of their culture and history. The result was this group of crayon drawings on butcher paper. Dynamic, vivid, ...
Paperback: 178 pages
Publisher: Prestel (January 27, 2014)
Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 0.8 x 11.8 inches
Amazon Rank: 7091598
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We saw this exhibit in Sydney and wanted to learn more about the aboriginals who made the crayon drawings in 1947 when anthropologists gave the clan elders crayons and they made a series of vibrant works. They are really special but the quality of t...
any other indigenous Australian art, these works are treasures that offer important keys to understanding the world of the Yolgnu―from ancestral times to first contact with anthropologists and missionaries in the 20th century.