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ABORIGINAL & TORRES STRAIT ISLANDERS ARTISTS OR WESTERN

Wentja NAPALTJARRI

 
Dates: c.1945
Language: Luritja / Pintupi
Community: Mount Liebig
Art : Aboriginal
Region: Central Desert
State: Northern Territory


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Aboriginal artist Wentja Napaltjarri is a highly talented and accomplished artist with a distinctive style. Her work has developed through a succession of stages, her earlier system of interconnecting concentric circles and dotted bands now replaced by mesmerising fields of tonal colours. Her paintings are asymetric, and they usually contain a key motif - in most cases a large roundel, which represents an important rockhole where her family regularly camped over many years.

Surrounding the rockhole is a charged energy field of intricate dots executed in subtle colours and with precision and consistency. The soft dotting technique is a typical characteristic of many Mount Liebig artists. Wentja Napaltjarri sings about the rockhole while she works, and the songs and music are incorporated into her paintings.

A bilingual monographical catalogue on Wentja Napaltjarri's recent paintings has been published by Editions Arts d'Australie • Stéphane Jacob, Paris

Collections:

• Thomas Vroom Collection, Hollande

• Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

• Tandanya National Aboriginal Art and Cultural Institute Inc., Adelaide

• Flinders University Museum, Adelaide

• Kerry Stokes Collection, Perth

• Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth

• Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
Artworks
Wentja NAPALTJARRI_Rockhole_Australian Aboriginal Art
N°: 2581

Wentja NAPALTJARRI

Rockhole

Acrylic on canvas
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Wentja NAPALTJARRI_Rockholes_Australian Aboriginal Art
N°: 2582

Wentja NAPALTJARRI

Rockholes

Acrylic on canvas
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Wentja NAPALTJARRI_Untitled_Australian Aboriginal Art
N°: 2585

Wentja NAPALTJARRI

Untitled

Acrylic on canvas
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Wentja NAPALTJARRI_Blue Tongue Lizard and Windbreaks_Australian Aboriginal Art
N°: 2580

Wentja NAPALTJARRI

Blue Tongue Lizard and Windbreaks

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Wentja NAPALTJARRI_Blue Tongue Lizard Dreaming_Australian Aboriginal Art
N°: 2510

Wentja NAPALTJARRI

Blue Tongue Lizard Dreaming

Acrylic on canvas
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Wentja NAPALTJARRI_Rockhole_Australian Aboriginal Art
N°: 2584

Wentja NAPALTJARRI

Rockhole

Acrylic on canvas
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Wentja NAPALTJARRI_Rockhole West of Kintore_Australian Aboriginal Art
N°: 2579

Wentja NAPALTJARRI

Rockhole West of Kintore

Acrylic on canvas
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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
Comité des Galeries d'Art