First time I noticed this wonderful Dot Art at Melbourne museum and from the description get to know that this Dot Art is world famousAboriginal Art of Australia which is now internationally recognised. Then at the Victoria market got the full scope to explore the Dots of the art. The Aboriginal Art painted in acrylic are a beautiful blend of traditional and contemporary form and the dot technique gives the painting an 3D effect and a sense of movement and rhythm too.
Photos from Victoria Market:
|Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri the famous Aboriginal Dot Artist
Few things want to mention about the Dot art:
1. Basic colour - red, white, black, yellow.
2. The purpose was, telling stories and brighten up the culture. But the hidden purpose was somehow different. Through this simple form of art by the Aboriginal Artists abstracted their paitings to distinguish the scared designs so the real meaning could not be understood by Westerns. The Dot are actually symbol of message. The popular form of messageof this art are: boomerang 🪃, gecko, honey ants, rain, kangaroo trail, rain, people sitting, shield, digging stick, meeting place, man, woman, person, Emu’s footprints, star, curved line representing fire or smoke or water or blood, rainbow, clouds.
3. Firstly the dots were painted by cardboard or pieces of wood, which later replaced by canvas.