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Oenpelli bark paintings

Author: Robert Edwards; Australia Council. Aboriginal Arts Board.
Publisher: Sydney ; New York : U. Smith, 1979.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Oenpelli bark paintings.
Sydney ; New York : U. Smith, 1979
(OCoLC)894778450
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Edwards; Australia Council. Aboriginal Arts Board.
ISBN: 0725404264 9780725404260 0725405260 9780725405267
OCLC Number: 11550809
Description: 160 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: An historical perspective --
European exploration and settlement --
Oenpelli today --
Land rights --
The heritage of the past --
The rock art of the Oenpelli region --
Art styles --
Polychrome x-ray art --
Monochrome art --
Significance of rock art --
Antiquity of rock art --
Preservation of rock art --
Painting on bark --
A continuing tradition --
Regional styles of bark painting --
Techniques and materials --
Significance of bark painting --
The role of art in Aboriginal society --
Art as an expression of belief --
Art as part of 'magic' or 'sorcery' --
The future of Oenpelli art --
The artists --
Principal artists --
Occasional artists --
Visiting artists --
Deceased artists --
The paintings --
Ceremonial paintings --
Non-religious paintings --
Style --
Ngalyod --
The Rainbow Serpent --
Sacred sites and dreamtime beings associated with them --
Namarrkon --
The Lightning Spirit --
Mimi spirits --
Art as an expression of the relationship between man and his natural environment --
The animals and birds of the Oenpelli area --
Marine and fish life --
Plants and vegetation --
Death and life beyond death.
Responsibility: Aboriginal Arts Board ; [Robert Edwards, editor].

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