Painting the Dreaming - Imago Mundi
Australian Aboriginal Paintings from the Central and Western Deserts
Imago Mundi - Luciano Benetton Collection
Texts by Luciano Benetton, John Ioannou, Marie Geissler, John McDonald, Nicholas Rothwell, Christopher Simon
A visual world of archaic symbols and boldly contrasting slivers of colour.
The extraordinary pictorial culture of a people hidden for too long, who use art to proudly assert the dynamism, vitality and beauty of a mystical, dreamlike tradition.
The 216 works collected in this volume provide unprecedented testimony to a unique figurative poetry, a visionary journey amidst the colours of the desert landscape through the eyes of affirmed artists such as Tommy Watson or Mrs. Bennett, alongside many others who are less well known. A new abstractionism that to some extent has been overlooked in the West.
Painting The Dreaming is an Imago Mundi collection, a cultural, democratic, global, non-profit project, promoted by Luciano Benetton with the aim of creating the widest possible mapping of the different contemporary artistic experiences of our world. Each country is represented by more than 200 works from established and emerging artists, whose only constraint is the 10 x 12 cm format.
www.imagomundiart.com is the web platform of the entire project.