Nanyin Maymura Bark Paintings

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Nanyin Maymura Bark Painting

Nanyin Maymura

Nanyin Maymura is the lesser known Elder brother of Narritjin Maymura and early North East Arnhem Land artists  The aim of this article is to assist readers in identifying if their bark painting is by Nanyin Maymura by comparing examples of his work.

If you have a Nanyin Maymura bark painting to sell please contact me. If you just want to know what your Nanyin Maymura painting is worth to me please feel free to send me a Jpeg because I would love to see it.

 

 

 

 

 

MAYMURRA NANYINNanyin Maymura bark paintings are often separated into schematic panels separated by vertical and horizontal features. His backgrounds are completely covered in rarrk crosshatching in traditional motifs.  He often depicts possums which relate to the Marrngu ancestral story a creator ancestor of his Manggalili People. His animals are usually  black face and are static and formalised. These stark animal elements contrast with the intricate background to create an optical clarity.

Along with many other Arnhem Land Artists who did bark paintings, there is not a lot of information readily available about Nanyin Maymura. If anyone knows more information about the biography of Nanyin Maymura,  please contact me as I would like to add it to this article

Nanyin Maymura Bark Painting Images

The following images are not a complete list of her works but give a very good idea of the style and variety of the artist


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