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Title

Untitled

circa 1993


Artist

Robert Ambrose Cole

Australia

1959 - Dec 1994

Language group

Warramunga, Central Desert region


About

In 'Untitled' 1993, Cole painted dots in lines that curve across the surface, defining a form from the multi coloured background. These forms have been described in many ways: as deriving from ceremonial body markings; as suggesting the dramatic gorges that cut through rock formations in the desert near Mparntwe. While these may all be possible sources or references in this work, the forms are also abstract, grounded in both traditional Aboriginal culture and a very contemporary painterly experimentation with colour and form.


Details


Date

circa 1993


Media category

Painting


Materials used

synthetic polymer paint on paper on canvas


Dimensions

76.0 x 58.0 cm


Credit

Gift of Mark Nelson 2015. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program


Location

Not on display


Accession number

17.2015


Artist information

Robert Ambrose Cole

Artist profile

Works in the collection

5


Place

Where the work was made
Central and Western Desert, Alice Springs