In Australia, from the 1970s, incredibly innovative paintings, the masterpieces of desert artists, appeared. The world discovered these amazing artists, old cowboys, 8o-year-old women, who painted exceptional works, without having ever received training in Western plastic techniques. They had appropriated new materials, such as acrylic paint and canvas, and created an instantly recognizable style. Before our eyes, in the deserts and savannahs of the continent furthest away from Europe, was born a major artistic movement. An art that exists nowhere else. The painting of the desert does not correspond to the codes and canons of the art labeled "primitive" or "first". She evokes the formalistic researches of the Western vanguard. This book gives cultural keys to penetrate the levels of meaning of this art and shows how these artists have adapted and reinvented a tradition to produce unique works and styles.
|Place of Publication||France|
|Publisher||New Editions Scala|
|Number of pages||126|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|