Literatur in unserem Bestand

Mountford, C.P.: Aboriginal Paintings from Australia, UNESCO, Milano 1964

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All the examples of Aboriginal art in this book are from the caves and bark paintings of Arnhem Land, Australia. Few of the bark paintings were more than a year old when photographed, yet they lead us back into a primitive world of magic and ritual, very similar to that of our own stone-age ancestors. Strange and sinister ribbon spirits dance eerily across the walls of the caves. But the animals drawn on bark, the ant-eaters, crabs and fishes possess a vital, naturalistic quality which has an enormous impact on the spectator.