Bark Paintings

Describes elaborately painted sheets of bark found throughout Aboriginal Australian cultures. For native Australians, the art of bark paintings was an everyday practice, but it was also utilized for ceremonial purposes. After European colonization, bark painting production decreased.

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31230
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bark paintings
bark painting
paintings, bark
painting, bark
bastschilderijen Dutch
pinturas sobre corteza Spanish
pintura sobre corteza Spanish

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Describes elaborately painted sheets of bark found throughout Aboriginal Australian cultures. For native Australians, the art of bark paintings was an everyday practice, but it was also utilized for ceremonial purposes. After European colonization, bark painting production decreased.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300264815. The J. Paul Getty Trust.