Original Art

Aboriginal Art Directory | 09.04.08

Author: Dipanita Nath
News source: Express India

Australian Aboriginal art at the India Habitat Centre.

Quoted from the article:

Looking at Aboriginal paintings is like scanning the DNA of art itself, tracing the primordial codes and colours before they got mutated over millennia and travelled from rock faces to museums. Now Delhiites can gaze at what are literally original paintings, as art educators Zaiga Mengelsons from Australia and Delhi-based Poorva Musale throw light on the creativity of a people believed to have the longest continuous cultural history. “Although it dates back 50 millennia, Aboriginal art remained relatively unknown to the rest of the world until the second half of the 20th century,” says Mengelsons, who has been teaching it for the past 15 years and will be at the India Habitat Centre for the workshop from April 15 to 25.

And:

Since a lot of aboriginal art is now done on canvas rather than on the ground, rock faces or trees, the workshop will include a variety of material — from canvas to pottery. The educators insist that far from being “dead”, aboriginal art is alive and well. “It is the written language of the people, a part of an unbroken tradition that is closely connected to ceremonies and cultural practices,” says Musale.

The workshop will be held from April 15-25 at The Experimental Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre.
Fees: Rs 5,000-5,500. Contact: 9350006663

URL: http://www.expressindia.com/latest-news/Original-Art/294173/


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