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Two paintings discovered in archive

...circa 1949-1951. Stanfield kept two of his paintings among her own water colours of Nigerian scenes. The painting shown in this blog entry will feature in the World Cultures gallery......to the Royal Albert Memorial Museum. This included an important archive – a copy of her slides, her art books, her television notes, various water colour paintings and portraits. It......was going through this archive that a surprise discovery was made; two water colour paintings of scenes in Nigeria that had been produced by Ben Enwonwu and dated 1949-51. Ben...

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This is a depiction of a religious festival known as Charak Puja. The rituals seen being performed here were acts of penance, in a very real sense bloodletting was done...

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Made 1970s George Liwukan Bukulatjpi (c.1927 – 2007) Galiwin’ku, Elcho Island, East Arnhem Land Australian Aborigines developed a variety of artistic expressions; paintings on rock surfaces, sand drawing and painting on bark. ...

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This painting on mica was made in Thanjavur, India in the late nineteenth or early part of the twentieth Century as a souvenir for visiting tourists. It is part of...

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Pichwai comes from two Sanskrit words ‘pich’ and ‘wai’ which together mean back hanging. Colourful pictures like this one were designed to be placed on the wall behind the image...

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Pata-chitras, or paintings on cloth, belong to a very old tradition in the north-east of India and they depict a number of themes; this one is a depiction of the...

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This Indian oil-based painting on clear mica was made in Thanjavur in the late 19th or early 20th century. The scene depicts a man on a cart with various goods...

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Watu Lopo (1953 - present) is largely responsible for the development of contemporary Papuan art. Lopo himself had to look beyond his clan identity and explore what is meant...

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Pata-chitras, or paintings on cloth, belong to a very old tradition in the north-east of India and they depict a number of themes; this one depicts a scene from the...