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Michael Jagamara Nelson / Vivien Johnson
Bib ID 2864401
Format BookBook
Author
Johnson, Vivien
 
Description Roseville, Sydney, NSW : Craftsman House, c1997 
167 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm. 
ISBN 9766410135
Summary

"Designer of the Parliament House mosaic and painter of the BMW Aboriginal Art Car, Michael Jagamara Nelson is one of the best known Aboriginal artists in Australia. He is also 'a real Warlpiri man', an articulate exponent of Western Desert viewpoints on the internationally famous art movement in which he has played such a key role. In this comprehensive study, illustrated by over 40 of the artist's paintings and dozens of photographs documenting one of the most extraordinary careers in contemporary Australian art, Dr Vivien Johnson interweaves the artist's own perspective on his work with the social and political events which are inseparable from its strength as art. The reader will also be taken on a guided tour by the artist of the Dreaming sites depicted in his paintings, which are the foundation of both his art and his identity."--BOOK JACKET.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 156-160) and index.

Subjects Nelson, Michael Jagamara -- Themes, motives.  |  Painting, Aboriginal Australian.  |  Art - Art motifs.  |  Art - Artists - Men.  |  Warlpiri people (C15) (NT SF52-04)  |  Art - Painting.  |  Mount Singleton (Central NT Tanami Desert SF52-08)  |  Yuendumu (South Central NT SF52-12)  |  Western Desert (WA SF51, SF52, SG51, SG52)
Other authors/contributors Nelson, Michael Jagamara

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