Aboriginal Art at the Academy
Sadly today was the closing day for the Australia show at the Royal Academy. But what a triumph for the land ‘down under’ to finally tell its story on British soil.
Beginning with the work of Aboriginals, that included these two incredibly powerful paintings, the indigenous art on display was a natural introduction to the Australian culture.
Ancestry, Dreamtime, vastness, tradition… but most poignantly, the relationship between man and the land is what lies at the very heart of the work by Aboriginal painters. It is sacred. It is who they are. And their paintings tell this story through a particular and unique way of visual interpretation.
The huge scale, the complex simplicity and the beauty of the mosaic-like decorative define the work. Magnificent.
Respect and respect again.