The Resource Kunst der Uraustralier : Fuhrer durch das Museum fur Volkerkunde und Schweizerische Museum for Volkskunde Sonderausstellung vom 14. Juni bis 31. August 1958 (Sammlung Karel Kupka) [Australian Aboriginal art : guide to the special exhibition in the Ethnological Museum and the Swiss National Folk Museum... (Karel Kupka collection)]

Kunst der Uraustralier : Fuhrer durch das Museum fur Volkerkunde und Schweizerische Museum for Volkskunde Sonderausstellung vom 14. Juni bis 31. August 1958 (Sammlung Karel Kupka) [Australian Aboriginal art : guide to the special exhibition in the Ethnological Museum and the Swiss National Folk Museum... (Karel Kupka collection)]

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Kunst der Uraustralier : Fuhrer durch das Museum fur Volkerkunde und Schweizerische Museum for Volkskunde Sonderausstellung vom 14. Juni bis 31. August 1958 (Sammlung Karel Kupka) [Australian Aboriginal art : guide to the special exhibition in the Ethnological Museum and the Swiss National Folk Museum... (Karel Kupka collection)]
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Kunst der Uraustralier : Fuhrer durch das Museum fur Volkerkunde und Schweizerische Museum for Volkskunde Sonderausstellung vom 14. Juni bis 31. August 1958 (Sammlung Karel Kupka) [Australian Aboriginal art : guide to the special exhibition in the Ethnological Museum and the Swiss National Folk Museum... (Karel Kupka collection)]
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Foreword by Alfred Buhler, summarises history of Aborigines, expects traditional culture will disappear; p.4-5; The cultural position of the Australian Aborigines, by Alfred Buhler - brief notes on racial origin, nomadic hunter/gatherer economy, complexity of social organization & religion belies idea that they are the most primitive people in the world, map shows provenance of items in exhibition; p.7-8; Origins and contents of the collection, by Karel Kupka - 1956-57 expedition to Arnhem Land, types of material collected (bark paintings, wood carvings, implements, weapons, ceremonial objects); p.9-15; Religious purpose of Aboriginal art, re-creation of dreamtime, religious and educational uses of bark paintings, preparation of bark, colours, brushes, paint vessels, background; three groups of paintings in exhibition - 1) mainly figurative from interior and southern Arnhem Land and Groote Eylandt - mythological, un-naturalistic, relation to rock art, contrast with Groote Eylandt styles; 2) Mythological ceremonial motifs from coast & offshore islands - often called abstract, lists meanings for cross hatching, notes Jilkarri-Kasani of Milingimbi as best exponent of this school; 3) Reproductions of sacred motifs, from Port Keats paintings initiated by Roland Robinson; three dimensional works, mainly rangga, specialization in carving at Milingimbi, introduction of metal tools, traditional grave posts of Melville and Bathurst Islands; notes to illustrations give locations and brief details of relevant mythology (Oenpelli, Mainoru, Yirrkalla, Milingimbi, Port Keats, Bathurst Island)
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Kupka, Karel
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1900-
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Buhler, Alfred
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  • Robinson, R
  • Museum für Völkerkunde und Schweizerisches Museum für Volkskunde Basel
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Kunst der Uraustralier : Fuhrer durch das Museum fur Volkerkunde und Schweizerische Museum for Volkskunde Sonderausstellung vom 14. Juni bis 31. August 1958 (Sammlung Karel Kupka) [Australian Aboriginal art : guide to the special exhibition in the Ethnological Museum and the Swiss National Folk Museum... (Karel Kupka collection)]
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M0051038
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map.
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[16] p.
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pls.
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  • p 1026
  • p 9421
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0073186
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Kunst der Uraustralier : Fuhrer durch das Museum fur Volkerkunde und Schweizerische Museum for Volkskunde Sonderausstellung vom 14. Juni bis 31. August 1958 (Sammlung Karel Kupka) [Australian Aboriginal art : guide to the special exhibition in the Ethnological Museum and the Swiss National Folk Museum... (Karel Kupka collection)]
Publication
Control code
M0051038
Dimensions
map.
Extent
[16] p.
Other physical details
pls.
Stock number
  • p 1026
  • p 9421
System control number
0073186

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