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Children's story (water dreaming for two children)
Children's story (water dreaming for two children)
Date:
1972
Location:
de Young
Gallery 11
Century:
Media:
Pressboard And Tempera Pigment
Dimensions:
18 x 15 7/8 (45.7 x 40.3 cm)
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Oceania
Culture/People:
Luritja People
Provenance:

Gantner Myer Collection, Melbourne.

"This is one of the first paintings the art teacher Geoff Bardon elicited from senior Pintupi and Luritja men at Papunya." (Isaacs, Jennifer. Spirit Country: Contemporary Australian Aboriginal Art. San Francisco: Fine Arts Museums of San Franicsco, 1999: p. 36).

Painted at Papunya 1972; Stuart Art Centre, Alice Springs.

Accession Number:
2002.70.2
Acquisition Date:
2002-06-13
Credit Line:

The Gantner Myer Aboriginal Art Collection

Exhibition History:

Tjukurrtjanu: Origins of Western Desert Art, September 30, 2011 through February 12, 2012, National Gallery Victoria, Australia

Aux Sources de la Peinture Aborigène, September 10, 2012 through January 20, 2013; Musée du quai Branly, Paris, France.

Spirit Country: Contemporary Australian Aboriginal Art from the Gantner Myer Collection, September 18, 1999 through January 9, 2000, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, Fine Arts Museums, San Francisco, USA.

Dotting and overdotting painting technique. On the left, there are two young children watching a ritual elder dance surrounded by ceremonial objects. Dense patterns of dots, circles, sinuous bands, and parallel lines fill the canvas. The white tracks describe watercourses, the concentric circles recall waterholes or soaks, and the smaller lines denote running water.

Contemporaneous Works “Art from the same century and country”