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Amazing Rock Art May Revise Australian History Books: "Thousands of Aboriginal rock paintings have been discovered in the remote ranges of northern Australia, archaeologists announced recently.    Drawings of Indonesian sailing boats called praus (above) suggest that Aboriginals had extensive contact with neighboring cultures perhaps hundreds of years before the British settled Australia in the late 1700s." Article Carolyn Barry (Oct 22, 2008). Photograph: Rick Stevens.

Drawings of Indonesian sailing boats called praus (above) suggest that Aboriginals had extensive contact with neighboring cultures perhaps hundreds of years before the British settled Australia in the late

Nun eating an apple: Fernando Botero (Colombian b. 1932). I love this fat-cheeked nun.

Fernando Botero, Nun Eating an Apple, signed and dated ‘Botero (lower right), oil on canvas, 40 x 36 in.

FATU FEU'U Vai Manino (2004)  acrylic and oil stick on canvas, 2420 x 1520 mm. From article Tala Lasi Samoa: Fatu Feu'u, Painter of Tales by Pandora Fulimano Pereira in Art New Zealand: NUMBER 111 / WINTER 2004

Fatu Feu'u Vai Manino acrylic and oil stick on canvas, 2420 x 1520 mm. From article Tala Lasi Samoa: Fatu Feu'u, Painter of Tales by Pandora Fulimano Pereira in Art New Zealand: NUMBER 111 / WINTER 2004

Lena Yarinkura [Kune/Rembarrnga people,  Australia]  Yawkyawk (female water spirit) (2004) Twined pandanus palm leaf, paperbark, natural pigments, feathers and PVC fixative 195.5 x 47 x 26cm. Purchased 2004.

Lena Yarinkura [Kune/Rembarrnga people, Australia] Yawkyawk (female water spirit) Twined pandanus palm leaf, paperbark, natural pigments, feathers and PVC fixative x 47 x Purchased

DO HO SUH: Uni-Form/s: Self-Portrait/s: My 39 Years (2006). Look at his other works too - stunning stuff.

Do Ho Suh - Uni-Form/s: Self-Portrait/s: My 39 Years (Installation View at Art Basel 2006 fabric, fibreglass resin, stainless steel, casters

Living pigments in Australian Bradshaw rock art: "This art is estimated by indirect methods at between 46 000 years ago, based on the time of extinction of depicted live megafauna (Roberts & Brook 2010), and 70 000 years ago." See also comment at http://www.aboriginalartnews.com.au/2011/01/discovery-of-living-pigments-in-bradshaw-rock-art.php

Living pigments in Australian Bradshaw rock art: "This art is estimated by indirect methods at between 46 000 years ago, based on the time of extinction of depicted live megafauna (Roberts & Brook 2010), and 70 000 years ago." See also comment at http://www.aboriginalartnews.com.au/2011/01/discovery-of-living-pigments-in-bradshaw-rock-art.php

JUDY CHICAGO (et al): The Dinner Party: Boadaceia setting (1974-79). Now a permanent installation (both physical and virtual) at the Brooklyn Museum, see http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/opencollection/objects/5167/The_Dinner_Party

Arts - Judy Chicago at the Brooklyn Museum of Art Photographed by Krisztina Fazekas

MICHAEL COOK The Mission (2012) Photograhic series. From article Mission Impossible: The poetic narratives of Michael Cook by Maurice O'Riordan in Art & Australia: Vol 49 No 4 Winter 2012.

MICHAEL COOK The Mission Photograhic series. From article Mission Impossible: The poetic narratives of Michael Cook by Maurice O'Riordan in Art & Australia: Vol 49 No 4 Winter

FRANCES HODGKINS Bridesmaids (1930) Oil on canvas. From article The Haunting: Frances Hodgkins and Jenny Wimperis by Joanne Drayton in Art New Zealand: NUMBER 110 / AUTUMN 2004.

1896 Frances Hodgkins (New Zealand artist, Fortune Teller Frances Mary Hodgkins was a painter chiefly of lands.

John Webb: Naming Cook's Passage (2011)

Artworks by the Australian artist John Webb. Webb's Australia series is a homage to the landforms, flora, fauna and peoples of the Australian continent.

Len Lye’s Blade (1976) in Individual Happiness Now!, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, December 2005-March 2006 exhibition. From article Lye Centre Going Forward by Wynstan Curnow in Art New Zealand: NUMBER 123 / WINTER 2007. And much more about one of NZ's most famous artists.

Len Lye’s Blade in Individual Happiness Now! From article Lye Centre Going Forward by Wynstan Curnow in Art New Zealand: NUMBER 123 / WINTER And much more about one of NZ's most famous artists.

ANNE NOBLE Wilhelmina Bay, Antarctica (2005) Digital injet print on pigment rag paper. From article Southbound: Artists to Antarctica by Gina Irish in Art New Zealand: NUMBER 117 / SUMMER 2005-2006

la-beaute–de-pandore: “ Anne Noble Wilhelmina Bay, Antarctica, 2005 from White Lantern ”

JOHN WEBB [Australia] Becoming Greener (2007) 155 x 102cm.

John Webb's Australia series is a homage to the landforms, flora, fauna and peoples of the Australian continent.

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