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Aborigines still carry the knowledge of indigenous peoples in their paintings. Each of them, although in different proportions, contains at least three levels of knowledge/meaning: 

  • a landscape/map from a bird's eye view, often also as a mirror image of the cosmos and sky
  • a guide to bush tucker and harvesting tools
  • a sacred referring to the creative journeys and activities of the Totemic Ancestors. 

Aboriginal art, whose roots are over 40,000 years old, uses ambiguous symbols, repetitions and far-reaching symmetry, which - from our point of view - brings it closer to craft and decoration. Visual simplicity, reduction of detail and lack of perspective and division into image planes make Aboriginal art similar to children's art. The recognition of this art by world-renowned galleries, museums and auction houses has resulted in a growing interest in their culture, which has ceased to be the exclusive domain of anthropologists for at least four decades.

It was thanks to art that Aborigines attracted widespread attention, and their "production" for the needs of the Western audience allowed, to a large extent, the survival of a culture that until recently was doomed to extinction and oblivion. 

A painting by the late Aboriginal artist Emily Kame Kngwarreye sold for $2.1 million in 2017, a new record for the highest price achieved at auction by an Australian artist.

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