Aboriginal X Ray Art

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Aboriginal X Ray Art Bark Painting

The style of Aboriginal X Ray Art bark painting stems directly from a long history of rock painting. This article describes the features and designs found in Aboriginal X Ray Art and provides links to 32 major Aboriginal X Ray Art Painting Artists.

Commonly the background of a bark painting from Aboriginal X Ray Art has been covered by a reddish Ochre that has been rubbed in. Sometimes the scrapped surface may be left the colour it assumed when it was scorched and straightened over a fire. Bark painting from this region were originally done inside shelters made of bark during the wet season or as rock painting.




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Oenpelli Bark PaintingThe design typically consists of a single figure or a group of figures. The design is boldly outlined in white and stands out clearly from the background. The figures on a bark Painting can be some of the most dynamic and visually intriguing found in Aboriginal Art.

Though there is very little of background detail, the design is often filled in with crosshatching. These figures are distinguished by their roundness and quality of movement. This x-ray style of art is a way Aboriginal Art represent the whole spiritual being on a 2 dimensional surface and not just the beings surface. In some old rock painting it is believed the spirit itself came to rest on the rock and left the depiction of its image.

Representations of attenuated matchstick figures called Mimi spirits are also found primarily in aboriginal art from Oenpelli.

Aboriginal X Ray Art Bark Painting Aboriginal Artists include:

Aboriginal X Ray ArtJimmy Midjaw Midjaw  Mick Kubarkku

Lofty Nadjamerrek Paddy Compass Namatbara

Dick Murramurra  Nym Djimurrgurr

January Nanganyari  Balirr Balirr

Rurrkula   Nicholas

Wagbara   Madagarlgarl   Yirawala

Curly Bardkadubbu   Mandidja

Djambalula   Guymala

Paddy Captain Jambuwal

Crusoe Kuningbal  Wally Mandarrk  Yuwunyuwun Murrawarr

Bobby Ngainjmirra    Peter Marralwanga

Naiyombolmi  Spider Namirrki  Anchor Wurrkidj

Joshua Wrrongu  George Djaykurrnga

Peter Nabarlambarl  Jimmy Ngainjmirra


Oenpelli Bark PaintingThe Oenpelli region includes Crocker Island which is home to some of the greatest figurative aboriginal art. The figures on Crocker Island bark Painting are extremely fluid and full of power and mystery.

The Oenpelli region reaches from the East Alligator River to the liverpool Rivers and includes the Coboug Peninsula and Crocker Island and Gouldburn Islands.

Forest plaines which flood in the wet season border the rivers and lagoons which teem with fish. The main settlement is Oenpelli Mission which is about 100 kilometres from the coast near the alligator River. Although as a cattle station it dates back to 1906 it first became the site of a church mission society in 1925. Nowadays aboriginal life centres on the mission station, where cattle are raised and crops are grown.

The Aboriginals of Oenpelli are organised into tribes rather than the smaller clans. Clans commonly trace matrilineal descent. Among them are the Gunwinggu and the Maung. In the Western region occurs the rocky escarpment of the Arnhem land plateau, fissured by chasms and dotted with caves. Evidence of human occupation as long as 20 thousand years ago is reflected in the rock painting. It is one of the oldest living tribal art traditions on earth.

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