Monday, 14 April 2008

from the Introduction:

Of the work of Australia's greatest traditional painter, Yirawala, Pablo Picasso said, 'That is what I have been trying to achieve all my life.'
In Yirawala's lifetime his ceremonial paintings were eagerly sought by museums and collectors all over the world. He was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire for services to Aboriginal art, and also received the Interntaional Art Co-operation Award naming him the best artist in Australia for 1971. Despite all the honours and praise, he was disappointed that his paintings were regarded only as art.



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6 Comments:

Blogger HemlockMan said...

What else did he consider them, other than art?

15 April 2008 3:41:00 pm GMT-5  
Blogger Ned said...

Dear Eddy...your art is very great personality...Sorry I dont speake englesh...with compliments...

15 April 2008 4:07:00 pm GMT-5  
Blogger Hypersonic said...

Sacred and the expression of the history and stories of his people apparently hemlockman...strange, eh?

15 April 2008 8:02:00 pm GMT-5  
Blogger spacedlaw said...

Australia, the country where art is simply not good enough...
Strange but why not.

16 April 2008 5:58:00 am GMT-5  
Blogger Dan said...

What hemlockman said...

16 April 2008 8:06:00 am GMT-5  
Blogger HemlockMan said...

"Sacred and the expression of the history and stories of his people..."

That sounds like one man's definition of art.

16 April 2008 12:02:00 pm GMT-5  

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