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Paris, 27 September 2012
The new publication by Editions Scala was recently announced : Aboriginal painting, a book by Stéphane Jacob, Pierre Grundmann et Maïa Ponsonnet.
Since 1970 in Australia, thanks to the accessibility of canvas, innovatory and unclassifiable masterpieces are being created by the artists of the desert; the world discovered the local minorities, lost in the Bush: Papunya, Utopia, Yuendumu… as well as astonishing artists, old cowboys, 80 years old women, who paint without having ever received any fine arts education. This book portrays this amazing artists and poses the question about the place of Aboriginal art in the modern artistic world.
For a long time Aboriginal art was interesting only for primitive art and ethnography museums, now it has finally been discovered and makes an appearance in art museums, contemporary art exhibitions and private collections.
Stéphane Jacob runs the gallery “Arts d’Australie” and he is a member of the Chambre Nationale des Experts Spécialisés en Objets d’Art et de Collection [.../...]See more