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Old masters : Australia's great bark artists

Author: National Museum of Australia.
Publisher: Canberra, ACT, Australia : National Museum of Australia Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : National government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Old Masters: Australia's Great Bark Artists is a celebration of Aboriginal bark paintings drawn exclusively from the National Museum of Australia's collection. This rich collection of Aboriginal bark paintings is the largest in the world, with many pieces dating back to the 1930s. Among the 'heroes' of this collection are two influential artists, Narritjin Maymurru and Billy Yirawala, whose works feature prominently  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
Exhibitions
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: National Museum of Australia.
ISBN: 9781921953163 1921953160
OCLC Number: 857187130
Description: 240 pages : illustrations ; 31 cm
Responsibility: [National Museum of Australia].

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Old Masters: Australia's Great Bark Artists is a celebration of Aboriginal bark paintings drawn exclusively from the National Museum of Australia's collection. This rich collection of Aboriginal bark paintings is the largest in the world, with many pieces dating back to the 1930s. Among the 'heroes' of this collection are two influential artists, Narritjin Maymurru and Billy Yirawala, whose works feature prominently in this book. Old Masters is illustrated with large-scale photographic reproductions of 122 bark paintings from the collection. Essays from key scholars of Australian Indigenous bark painting, including Howard Morphy, Wally Caruana and Luke Taylor. The exhibition includes important works by famed painters from across Arnhem Land.

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