Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Albert Namatjira, an aboriginal artist, revealed the landscapes of central Australia painting in the 1940s onwards in Western style.
 The tourist can see the same vistas as the mountains are permanent and reassuring but not unchanging as far as lighting is concerned.  The focus has changed for Uluru itself was not a popular subject in Namatijira's paintings.  Mt Sonder in the Macdonnell range (top pic) is not a late work
 These prints decorated many a family home in retro times in the fifties.
 In a different category, another vintage print, Chinese Girl, by Vladimir Tretchikoff was also well liked.  
Fake, imported, art works in traditional aboriginal style have found their way onto the market.

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