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VIS 21A 11.29.07

VIS 21A 11.29.07 - the land Totem – ancestral clan symbol...

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VIS 21A 11/29/07 Thursday, Week Nine Australian Aboriginal Art – the Eternal Dreamtime 50,000 B.C. – Present – First European contact in 1788 Dreamtime – the creative period in ancient mythological time When the ancestors (Dreaming) emerged from the earth and traveled to establish features and paths across
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Unformatted text preview: the land Totem – ancestral clan symbol, often in plant, animal, bird, insect or other natural form Arnhem Land – X-ray style rock art Mimis – Spirits who taught humans to hunt and gather wild food Bark Paintings – sheets of eucalyptus bark Kimberley region – Wandjina paintings...
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  • Fall '07
  • Kimberly
  • Indigenous Australians, eucalyptus bark Kimberley, rock art Mimis, wild food Bark, ancient mythological time

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