Emily Kngwarreye (c.1910 -1996)

 

 

Emily turned the aesthetics of Aboriginal art inside out (or more appropriately outside in). Her revolutionary breakthrough involved a radical change in emphasis—in making the iconography of her stories of secondary importance to their "overall" abstraction. Emily choose to highlight the “emotional content” of her Dreaming stories rather than their specifics, suffusing both symbols and structure beneath sensual passages of dots. The grid of lines, which had served as the bones of her earlier paintings, was gradually obscured altogether, but remained as the inner logic of these middle period compositions.


 

 



           
 
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. (TVU 13)
The Anoorlaya Yam
Emily Kngwarreye
Acrylic on Canvas
Delmore Provenance
48 x 36 inches
122 x 92 cms
1993

       

 

 


 
 
   

 

 

 

5. (TVU 12)
Summer Season
Emily Kngwarreye
Acrylic on Canvas
48 x 36 inches
122 x 92 cms
1995


 

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