Painting Grounds

  • Edited by Claude Albana Presset, Louk Vreeswijk, Daniel Lott
  • Binding Hardcover
  • Size 18,5 x 21 cm
  • Pages 312 + CD
  • Illustrations 200
  • Language French, English
  • Year 2021
  • ISBN 9788836649358
  • Price € 35,00  € 33,25
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Among the Australian aborigines, the territorial, cultural, historical and sacred imagery is called "the Dreamtime" or more simply the Dream. The artistic expression of this imagination goes through painting, whose colors come from the earth, the ocher earth.
After the tribute to the small Indian tea bowl of 1001 Cups and the journey with clay in the myths and the artistic creation of Inspired Clay, Painting Grounds is interested in ocher and its relation to painting. Artists from radically different cultures, Aboriginal, Middle Eastern, Chinese and European, each realize their ancestral or personal Dreamtime with this same original base of color. Other means are also shared: by painters, an art paper from the Arches brand; and by ceramists, porcelain paper made by the artists themselves. Thus, while celebrating the universality of the artistic gesture and the diversity of the art works, the Painting Grounds project brings into play the subtle and always complex relationship between the notions of tradition and modernity.


I. Introduction

II. Studies

III. Painting on Arches paper

IV. Australia: Titjikala

V. Australia: Goulburn Island

VI. Painters from Europe and elsewhere

VII. Painting on porcelain paper

VIII. Ceramic artists

Homage to Daniel Lott

About the artists