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Essay Aboriginal Art

  • Submitted by: dharug
  • on October 13, 2012
  • Category: Arts and Music
  • Length: 379 words

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Ginger Riley.
Ginger Riley(1937-2002) was an Australian non indigenous artist(1937-2002).having met with Albert Namatjira, Ginger riley began embracing art in the 1950s.Ginger riley is famous for his distinguished style in art, where he combined both the Aboriginal and the contemporary in his artwork. Due to his historical and geographic background, Ginger would employ some of the memory images that he saw in Marra country to design the landscape in his artistic work, progress that later earned him the title ‘the boss of color’.
Emily Kngwarreye.
Emily Kngwarreye (1910-1996) was an Australian Aboriginal artist and the most famous contemporary artists of all time. Though Emily was born in the early 1900s, she did not take art, more so painting seriously: she began giving painting more attention when she attained her 80s.on her paintings, ‘The Yam Dreaming’ and ‘The Bush Yam’; Kngwarreye brings the yam plant to the attention of the people. The Yam was a desert plant that was hard to find yet it was of great significance to the survival of the Aboriginal people, from which she was a descendant. Throughout her career as an artist, Kngwarreye showed her major in paintings, where yams continued to be her area of interest. Her middle name ’Kame’ referred to the flower found in the yam plant and thus, she wanted to bring to people’s attention the importance of the plant, as it had been to her and her ancestors.














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