until 30 August 2022

Australische kunst (Australian art)

Contact

Address:
Museum Volkenkunde
Steenstraat 1
2312 BS LEIDEN
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Contemporary works of Aboriginal art are on display, including the characteristic motifs with dots and lines and the pallet of warm, earthy and ochre-coloured tints. A few sculptures and baskets are also displayed.

The Dream:
To understand these works of art and not just admire them, you must know something about Aboriginal culture…

Contemporary works of Aboriginal art are on display, including the characteristic motifs with dots and lines and the pallet of warm, earthy and ochre-coloured tints. A few sculptures and baskets are also displayed.

The Dream:
To understand these works of art and not just admire them, you must know something about Aboriginal culture and the important concept of ‘The Dream’. The Dream is the blueprint for life. Everything you must know about the past to be able to live today and have a successful future is included in The Dream. This not only creates a bond between different Aboriginal communities but also with heaven and earth, flora and fauna and the landscape. The Dream is a frequently recurring theme in the various expressions of art. Many paintings are a sort of map, often with the perspective from above, a so-called bird’s eye view. Other important themes in Aboriginal art are history, colonial history in particular, and contemporary affairs.

It is compulsory to book a time slot for your visit in advance.

When

  • every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday until August 28th, 2022from 10:00 to 17:00

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