The Resource Dawn of art : painting and sculpture of Australian Aborigines, Karel Kupka with a foreword by A. P. Elkin and a preface by Andre Breton

Dawn of art : painting and sculpture of Australian Aborigines, Karel Kupka with a foreword by A. P. Elkin and a preface by Andre Breton

Label
Dawn of art : painting and sculpture of Australian Aborigines
Title
Dawn of art
Title remainder
painting and sculpture of Australian Aborigines
Statement of responsibility
Karel Kupka with a foreword by A. P. Elkin and a preface by Andre Breton
Creator
Subject
Summary
Survey of Arnhem Land art (body painting, bark painting, sculpture); relation of Aboriginal art to theory of art - origin and purpose (problem of primative art); general description of Aboriginal culture, arts, social structures and cosmology; role of secrecy and the sacred; motifs and symbolism; mythology associated with paintings - account of myths by Djulwarak - Wawilak Sisters, emu and jabiru, echindna, Milky Way, Wanguri Women, dingo, culture heroes, Rainbow Snake and bat; Aboriginal culture as analogy for past societies - interpretation of cultural conservatism; cultural contact and the history of bark painting
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Kupka, Karel
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Art, Aboriginal Australian
Label
Dawn of art : painting and sculpture of Australian Aborigines, Karel Kupka with a foreword by A. P. Elkin and a preface by Andre Breton
Instantiates
Publication
Note
English translation of "Un Art a l'Etat Brut"
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 179-180
Contents
Foreword by A. P. Elkin -- Preface by Andre Breton "Main premiere" : original text in French, English Translation by John Ross; Author;s note -- In search of the origins of art -- Encounter with another age -- Some secrets - true and false -- Bark paintings -- Figurative painting -- Symbolic painting -- Figurative symbolism -- "Abstract" symbolism "Painted literature" : the myth of the Wawilak Sisters; The emu and the Jabiru; Djirmanga the porcupine; The story of the Milky Way; How ttwo Wanguri women became Waramiri; The Wungan-dingo and the matches; Turtle-fishing; How Vidyal and his wife Djuvey went hunting -- Ornamental painting -- Sculpture without chisels -- The presence of the past
Control code
M0046239
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 180 p [30 leaves of plates, [1 folded].
Governing access note
Not for Inter-Library Loan
Other physical details
ill.(some col.), map
Stock number
3333
System control number
0066379
Label
Dawn of art : painting and sculpture of Australian Aborigines, Karel Kupka with a foreword by A. P. Elkin and a preface by Andre Breton
Publication
Note
English translation of "Un Art a l'Etat Brut"
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 179-180
Contents
Foreword by A. P. Elkin -- Preface by Andre Breton "Main premiere" : original text in French, English Translation by John Ross; Author;s note -- In search of the origins of art -- Encounter with another age -- Some secrets - true and false -- Bark paintings -- Figurative painting -- Symbolic painting -- Figurative symbolism -- "Abstract" symbolism "Painted literature" : the myth of the Wawilak Sisters; The emu and the Jabiru; Djirmanga the porcupine; The story of the Milky Way; How ttwo Wanguri women became Waramiri; The Wungan-dingo and the matches; Turtle-fishing; How Vidyal and his wife Djuvey went hunting -- Ornamental painting -- Sculpture without chisels -- The presence of the past
Control code
M0046239
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 180 p [30 leaves of plates, [1 folded].
Governing access note
Not for Inter-Library Loan
Other physical details
ill.(some col.), map
Stock number
3333
System control number
0066379

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