Australia Dreaming
Aboriginal Dot and X-Ray Style Painting

Aboriginal Dot and X-Ray style paintings are called tales of the "Dreaming", but
these Dreams are extremely different than ours. Dreaming legends explain
creation and events in Aboriginal history. This philosophy helps answer
questions about existence and the meaning of life.

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X-Ray paintings
illustrate the
skeleton, body
cavities, and
exterior of an
animal that may
be their clan or
individual totem (a
connection to their
identity).
















Dot style paintings
reflect the desert
landscape from an
aerial perspective and
connect people to their
Dreaming. They are
marked by the use of
icons.
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See other student's work in the
Student Gallery

For more information on Aboriginal art :
http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/middle/austral.htm

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