The Resource Arnhem Land X-ray art, part one

Arnhem Land X-ray art, part one

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Arnhem Land X-ray art, part one
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Arnhem Land X-ray art, part one
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Summary
Preliminary draft of manuscripts; attempts to survey accessible art on rock surfaces & to order & classify it; reasons for exclusion of bark paintings, map shows locations around western Arnhem Land plateau from Red Lily Lagoon & Cahills Crossing near Oenpelli, upper East Alligator River, Magela Creek, Mount Brockman (Djerlandjal Rock), Nourlangie Creek, Deaf Adder Creek; El Sherana, Cadell River, Gumadir River & Birraduk Creek; uses Spencers descriptions of bark paintings to compare & describe formal characteristics, notes similarities & differences between paintings on rock & bark, increase in stylization corresponds with loss of realistic detail, chronological divisions monochrome red designs (Mimi art), polychrome (standard type), more recent monochrome white designs, distribution of style in place (Willeroo, Kimberleys) & time (Lommels discussion of Palaeolithic art, Boas on art of dynastic Egypt), comparison with sculptures; suggests 4 types - O (incipient), details of style, suggestion of limb movement, partial silhouette; I (simple) basic indication of internal features, edible portions, types O and I both monochrome red designs; II (standard) comprehensive representation of subjects interior, realism, technical treatment of fish, hatching; III (complex) characteristics (stylization, loss of realism, elaboration), replacement of anatomical features by patterns; question of chronological succession of types, dated paintings, symbolic rather than perspective representation, meaning in relation to artistic convention; see Finding Aids for details
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1923-1974
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Brandl, E. J.
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  • Lommel, Andreas
  • Spencer, Baldwin
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Arnhem Land X-ray art, part one
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illus.; diag.; map; Processed
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M0033727
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33 p.
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Closed access - Library Director's permission. Partial copying, closed quotation. Not for Inter-Library Loan
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0057379
Label
Arnhem Land X-ray art, part one
Publication
Note
illus.; diag.; map; Processed
Control code
M0033727
Extent
33 p.
Governing access note
Closed access - Library Director's permission. Partial copying, closed quotation. Not for Inter-Library Loan
System control number
0057379

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