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Limited Materials </li></li></ul><li>Why do Aborigines make art?<br />“[Art] is the voice through which the human soul speaks to the spirit of nature.” (Anderson)<br />Eternal Dreamtime<br />Spiritual world <br />Ritual & Performance<br />
Scarification<br /><ul><li> Mobile art mediums: the human body
Bark Painting<br />Tjurungas- flat, oval, or circular slabs of wood or stone, often bearing complex paintings and incised patterns <br />Art makers used subjective vision- representing things not as they appear to the eye, but as the mind knows them eternally to be <br />Paint and blood<br />Used to educate future generations <br />Art making<br />
Initiation Ceremonies <br />Ceremonies were performed to sustain the realm of human <br />Initiates were altered in appearance: <br />- Pulling out teeth/ hair <br /><ul><li>Scarification
Genital Mutilation </li></li></ul><li>Aboriginal Religion continued… <br />Fertility Mother: Kunapipi (Gunabibi) focus on increased magic <br /> - perpetuate natural order of the Eternal Dreamtime <br />Ritual & dance <br />
Aboriginal and the Contemporary World <br />In recent decades, the aborigines had two options: <br /><ul><li>Reproduce traditional paintings (bark, paper, or canvas)
Or the Western easel-painting styles of the non-Aboriginal world </li></ul>Scholars have interpreted the art to be valuable and influential in Australia’s cultural heritage <br />