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Ningura NAPURRULA_Untitled_Australian Aboriginal Art
N°: 4033

Artist: Ningura NAPURRULA

Title: Untitled

Art : Aboriginal

Community: Région de Papunya

Dimensions: L: 153 x H: 183 cm

Date: 2007

Medium: Acrylic on canvas
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The work could represent a delivery scene. The dark lines represent the puzzles or nulla nulla that the women carried with them, which are themselves symbolised by the 'U' shapes at their ends. The red circles are wild grapes that the women fed on during their wanderings. The crescent shapes with black lines are the skirts - nyimparra - woven by the ancestors. Finally, the central red shape represents the genitals seen in cross section.

The palette is limited to black, white and red, which dominates, symbolising the female blood spilled during childbirth. The red shows the profoundly vitalist character of the artist's inspiration, who, by celebrating a birth, also pays homage to the continuous creation that is the Dreamtime and thus contributes to its permanence. Ningura mixes temporalities between the mythical past and the present.
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  Some references:
Musée du Quai Branly, Musée des Confluences à Lyon, Musée d'Art Contemporain les Abattoirs à Toulouse, Musée des Arts d’Afrique et d’Asie de Vichy, Musée de la Musique, Museum d'histoire naturelle de Lille, Musée de Rochefort, Fondation Electricité de France, Fondation Colas, Banque Dexia ...

We are members of the Chambre Nationale des Experts Spécialisés en Objets d'Art et de Collection (C.N.E.S.)*
We are members of the Comité Professionnel des Galeries d'Art
*National French Chamber of experts specialized in artworks
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