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Battarbee and Namatjira, Martin Edmond

Label
Battarbee and Namatjira
Title
Battarbee and Namatjira
Statement of responsibility
Martin Edmond
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Battarbee and Namatjira is the biography of two artists Rex Battarbee and Albert Namatjira, one white Australian from Warrnambool in Victoria, the other Aboriginal, of the Arrernte people, from the Hermannsburg Mission south of Alice Springs. From their first encounters in the early 1930s, when Battarbee introduced Namatjira to the techniques of water-colour painting, through the period of Namatjiraa s popularity as a painter, to the tragic circumstances leading to his death in 1959, their close relationship was to have a decisive impact on Australian art.This biography, illustrated with photographs, makes extensive use of Battarbeea s diaries for the first time, to throw new light on Namatjiraa s life, and to bring Battarbee, who has been largely ignored by biographers, back into focus. Some of its findings will be controversial. By moving between the artists and their backgrounds, and looking closely at the nature of their friendship, Edmond is able to portray the personal and social complexities the two men faced, while at the same time illuminating larger cultural themes a the treatment of the Arrernte and Indigenous people generally, the influence of the Lutheran church, the development of anthropology, and the evolution of Australian art
Biography type
collective biography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Edmond, Martin
Dewey number
759.994
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Battarbee, Rex
  • Namatjira, Albert
  • Namatjira, Albert
  • Art, Australian
  • Artists, Aboriginal Australian
  • Art, Australian
  • Artists
  • Landscape painters
Label
Battarbee and Namatjira, Martin Edmond
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Contents
Introduction -- 1. The revenant -- 2. Initiation -- 3. Taos or the Alice? -- 4. Achieving luminosity -- 5. Blind man/new man -- 6. The offerings of war -- 7. High national policy -- 8. Tmara Mara -- 9. Painting from memory -- 10. Papunya and after
Control code
000053059489
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
341 pages
Isbn
9781922146687
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Label
Battarbee and Namatjira, Martin Edmond
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Contents
Introduction -- 1. The revenant -- 2. Initiation -- 3. Taos or the Alice? -- 4. Achieving luminosity -- 5. Blind man/new man -- 6. The offerings of war -- 7. High national policy -- 8. Tmara Mara -- 9. Painting from memory -- 10. Papunya and after
Control code
000053059489
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
341 pages
Isbn
9781922146687
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits

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