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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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image DAY 337 ART AROUND THE WORLD

More than Meets the Eye

AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL “DOT” PAINTINGS

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Originating as a way to obscure the secret knowledge of tribal histories and ceremonial practices from outsiders, Australian Aboriginal “dot” paintings evolved from traditional ground paintings, which functioned like maps by charting a clan’s cultural heritage, creation stories, locations of holy sites, and food and water sources. As part of an elaborate ritual, the usually male members in a group used crushed seeds, flowers, and sand to craft ...

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