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A few years ago I was down about a painting I just bought &comma

Posted by: 2013-09-11

A few years ago I was down about a painting I just bought , d, pop the staples from the stretcher in front of the gas station in Lajamanu, a dusty Aboriginal community in the middle of the Tanami Desert in Australia , hunkered s Northern Territory. The painting "Budgerigar Dreaming", was a gem, a riot of blissful bird tracks on a shimmering field of white dots. Ronnie Lawson, an artist I had never met, a big rangy man in a black ten-gallon hat and cowboy boots appeared on behind me and began to sing the history of painting in a low, urgent voice. When he placed his song, a broad smile increases its finished lived face, and he said: "I know this story, the story of this place This is my country, this is my dream.".
For years, visitors to the Land Down Under by the abstract paintings made by his desert tribes was blinded and were thrilled to have a deep meaning behind the work-discover the Aboriginal spiritual connection with the land, its flora and fauna, and the natural elements. Every Aborigine is responsible for "holding" fragments of a complex mythological mosaic known as dreams, creating stories, as their crass beautiful country was formed and how its people, plants and animals came to be as they are today.
Almost 30 years ago, in the settlement of Papunya, about 155 miles north-west of Alice Springs, jumped the contemporary Aboriginal art movement to life. Aboriginal elders fear that their culture would be lost, decided to permanently record these stories ceremonial, first on small wood fiberboard and later on canvas. Art that had been made for thousands of years in a formal ceremony on the body and the floor would now be seen by the outside world.
In the 1980s began, Australian Aboriginal museums to take art seriously, and in the last five years has achieved worldwide recognition, gallery shows consistently sell, and an auction at Sotheby market has developed , s. According to Aboriginal art expert Tim Chime, "works by the most famous artists of the 80s and 90s , , whose paintings sold not long ago for a few thousand or even hundreds of dollars, now bring prices of about $ 60,000." One of the best kept secrets in contemporary art is no longer a secret.
Australia offers many opportunities to buy Aboriginal art, but the most exciting way includes the Aboriginal communities themselves, over a large range of the Northern Territory and Western Australia are lined up to go. The most effective way to get there is by light aircraft (Didgeri Air Tours Attraction is the way to go). This is undoubtedly adventure travel, but as a pilot Didgeri Helen Read, an English transplant to the outback, says: "From the air you can in the enormity of this landscape, breathe their geographical intricacies What , worth watching is the language of Aboriginal painting.. "