Art and Meaning


John Perreault’s popular blog, Artopia, has a recent posting that brings together a disparate variety of themes. Braided into Perreault’s personal ruminations is reference to “Icons of the Desert: Early Aboriginal Paintings from Papunya”, the aboriginal art show at Grey Gallery (NYU), the “Mandala” show at the Rubin Museum, as well as a discussion of images also on display at the Rubin, “The Red Book of C.G. Jung” (newly released in English.)

On my way to New York to see both the NYU and Rubin shows, I will have more to write about both of these exhibitions when I return. Perreault’s posting is chock full of issues that are worth delving into in more detail, particularly given how boldly Perreault ventures into some controversial (sacrosanct?) territory. So more on this when I return this weekend.

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  1. Maureen’s avatar

    American University’s Katzen Center and the National Museum for Women in the Arts in D.C. currently have exhibitions of Aboriginal art. Both worth seeing!

  2. diana johnson’s avatar

    this reminds me of a cross section of a tree, each ring an impression of all that took place that year on the outside, that affected the inside, recorded for all, each year encircling the last year.

  3. john wilkerson’s avatar

    Would be interested in hearing more about your reactions to both the Rubin and Icons exhibition in NYC. You mentioned on your blog that you intended to write more post visit. Thanks,

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