The Resource Australia : Aboriginal paintings, Arnhem Land, introduction by Sir Herbert Read

Australia : Aboriginal paintings, Arnhem Land, introduction by Sir Herbert Read

Label
Australia : Aboriginal paintings, Arnhem Land
Title
Australia
Title remainder
Aboriginal paintings, Arnhem Land
Statement of responsibility
introduction by Sir Herbert Read
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Cataloging source
AMOA
Dewey number
  • 759.0113
  • 750.8/9915/0994295
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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1893-1968
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  • Read, Herbert
  • New York Graphic Society
  • Unesco
Series statement
Unesco world art series
Series volume
3
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  • Painting, Aboriginal Australian
  • Bark painting
Label
Australia : Aboriginal paintings, Arnhem Land, introduction by Sir Herbert Read
Instantiates
Publication
Note
See also Rp UNE Australia, Aboriginal paintings : Arnhem Land booklet to accompany Unesco slides
Contents
Introduction by Sir Herbert Read -- An Aboriginal artist of today at work -- Aborigines outside cave, Obiri, Western Arnhem Land -- Modern Aborigines and ancient rock paintings in Arnhem Land -- Preface by Charles P. Mountford -- Aboriginal boy being painted before circumcision ceremony. The abstract design on red, yellow, black and white indicates the totemic group to which the boy belongs -- Guardian of an ancient tradition in an ancient land -- Rock paintings from Western Arnhem Land: A group of Nalbidji spirit men and women, Unbalanya Hill; Mimi Spirit people and a sea-going turtle, Cannon Hill; A frieze of running Mimi spirit men with spears and spearthrowers, Obiri; Group of Nalbidji men and women hunting kangaroos, Unbalanya Hill; A group of long-bodied Mimi spirit people, Inagururwil; Running figures of Mimi spirit people with weapons, Inagurdurwil; Mimi spirit man with spears, spearthrower, a carrying bag round his neck and goose wing feather fan in hand, Obiri; A group of four running women, Unbalanya Hill; Three dangerous Namarakain female spirits, Cannon Hill; Group of malignant Mamandi spirit people, Inagurdurwil; A Mimi spirit woman and a cat-fish, Unbalanya Hill; An Aboriginal ceremony. On the left one man is blowing a wooden trumpet and another is beating music sticks together, to which the remainder of the group are dancing, Cannon Hill; Pursuit of the evil spirit Aduman by an Aborigine, Unbalanya Hill; Figures of Mimi men and women carrying weapons, Inagurdurwil; Portion of frieze of running men and women, Unbalanya Hill; A fish in "x-ray art", Obiri -- Bark paintings: An underground tuber and its vines, Goulburn Island, Northern Arnhem Land; The Shark Mana lying around the fallen leaves in a swamp, Yirkalla, North-Eastern Arnhem Land; Design with triangular cloud pattern, Milingimbi; Design associated with the Djunkgao myth, Milingimbi -- A wet season seascape. Three thunder-clouds are travelling across the sky; in the sea beneath are four stingrays feeding on the sandy bottom, Yirkalla, North-eastern Arnhem Land; A spiny ant-eater, Goulburn Island, North-Eastern Arnhem Land; Design, meaning unknown, Milingimbi; A fishing scene depicting devil rays, turtles, a crocodile, a shark and other marine creatures, Caledon Bay, North-Eastern Arnhem Land; The Great Fisherman Mura Mura (left) and Queen-fish and Octopi (right), Yirkalla, north eastern Arnhem Land; Design with fish and stingray motif, Milingimbi; Fignuk, the spirit fisherman of the night (left) and the Spirit Men Namarakain (right), Oenpelli, Western Arnhem Land; The Spirit men Eradbatti and Kumail-Kumail, Oenpelli, Western Arnhem Land; Mangrove crabs (left) and the constellation of Orion and the Pleiades (right), Unwala, Groote Eylandt, Gulf of Carpentaria -- A hunting scene, Yirkalla, North-Eastern Arnhem land; A spirit man Wili-Wilia spearing kangaroos (left) and the mythical Kangaroo-man Kandarik (right), Oenpelli, Western Arnhem Land
Control code
abn86273743
Dimensions
48 cm.
Extent
14 pages, xvi plates (some colour)
Governing access note
Not for Inter-Library Loan
Label
Australia : Aboriginal paintings, Arnhem Land, introduction by Sir Herbert Read
Publication
Note
See also Rp UNE Australia, Aboriginal paintings : Arnhem Land booklet to accompany Unesco slides
Contents
Introduction by Sir Herbert Read -- An Aboriginal artist of today at work -- Aborigines outside cave, Obiri, Western Arnhem Land -- Modern Aborigines and ancient rock paintings in Arnhem Land -- Preface by Charles P. Mountford -- Aboriginal boy being painted before circumcision ceremony. The abstract design on red, yellow, black and white indicates the totemic group to which the boy belongs -- Guardian of an ancient tradition in an ancient land -- Rock paintings from Western Arnhem Land: A group of Nalbidji spirit men and women, Unbalanya Hill; Mimi Spirit people and a sea-going turtle, Cannon Hill; A frieze of running Mimi spirit men with spears and spearthrowers, Obiri; Group of Nalbidji men and women hunting kangaroos, Unbalanya Hill; A group of long-bodied Mimi spirit people, Inagururwil; Running figures of Mimi spirit people with weapons, Inagurdurwil; Mimi spirit man with spears, spearthrower, a carrying bag round his neck and goose wing feather fan in hand, Obiri; A group of four running women, Unbalanya Hill; Three dangerous Namarakain female spirits, Cannon Hill; Group of malignant Mamandi spirit people, Inagurdurwil; A Mimi spirit woman and a cat-fish, Unbalanya Hill; An Aboriginal ceremony. On the left one man is blowing a wooden trumpet and another is beating music sticks together, to which the remainder of the group are dancing, Cannon Hill; Pursuit of the evil spirit Aduman by an Aborigine, Unbalanya Hill; Figures of Mimi men and women carrying weapons, Inagurdurwil; Portion of frieze of running men and women, Unbalanya Hill; A fish in "x-ray art", Obiri -- Bark paintings: An underground tuber and its vines, Goulburn Island, Northern Arnhem Land; The Shark Mana lying around the fallen leaves in a swamp, Yirkalla, North-Eastern Arnhem Land; Design with triangular cloud pattern, Milingimbi; Design associated with the Djunkgao myth, Milingimbi -- A wet season seascape. Three thunder-clouds are travelling across the sky; in the sea beneath are four stingrays feeding on the sandy bottom, Yirkalla, North-eastern Arnhem Land; A spiny ant-eater, Goulburn Island, North-Eastern Arnhem Land; Design, meaning unknown, Milingimbi; A fishing scene depicting devil rays, turtles, a crocodile, a shark and other marine creatures, Caledon Bay, North-Eastern Arnhem Land; The Great Fisherman Mura Mura (left) and Queen-fish and Octopi (right), Yirkalla, north eastern Arnhem Land; Design with fish and stingray motif, Milingimbi; Fignuk, the spirit fisherman of the night (left) and the Spirit Men Namarakain (right), Oenpelli, Western Arnhem Land; The Spirit men Eradbatti and Kumail-Kumail, Oenpelli, Western Arnhem Land; Mangrove crabs (left) and the constellation of Orion and the Pleiades (right), Unwala, Groote Eylandt, Gulf of Carpentaria -- A hunting scene, Yirkalla, North-Eastern Arnhem land; A spirit man Wili-Wilia spearing kangaroos (left) and the mythical Kangaroo-man Kandarik (right), Oenpelli, Western Arnhem Land
Control code
abn86273743
Dimensions
48 cm.
Extent
14 pages, xvi plates (some colour)
Governing access note
Not for Inter-Library Loan

Library Locations

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