Thursday, March 28, 2013

Maundy Thursday Art: Desert Eucharist by Linda Yunkata Syddick Napaltjarri

Desert Eucharist by Linda Syddick Napaltjarri

Wikipedia: "Linda Yunkata Syddick Napaltjarri (born c. 1937) is a Pintupi- and Pitjantjatjara- speaking Indigenous artist from Australia's Western Desert region. Her father was killed when she was young; her mother later married Shorty Lungkarta Tjungarrayi, an artist whose work was a significant influence on Linda Syddick's painting."

Artspeak Studio Gallery: "The fusion of Christianity and traditional culture is atypical of the Art of Linda Syddick, who is a deeply religious woman whose tribal world and Christian beliefs remain as one, as demonstrated in her unique paintings."

Cooee Aboriginal Art: "A deeply religious woman, her paintings reflect both her extensive knowledge of the Dreaming and her Christian beliefs. Besides these ‘crossover’ paintings, she paints Tingari Dreamings, her father’s Emu Dreamings and her mother’s Snake stories.  During the 1980’s Linda rose to prominence as an artist with a series of paintings that fused Christian stories with Aboriginal tradition, In attempting to show the link between Christian and Aboriginal creation stories she touched upon universal themes in her paintings that were executed in a traditional Pintupi style."

For a review of a group art show from 2005 called Holy Holy Holy that Linda participated in, click here.  The show explored "the impact of Christianity on Aboriginal people."

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