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History: The dot painting and “dot art”, as it is called in Australia is a new kind of traditional art of Australian Aborigines and thus has its roots in the bark paintings, the body paint, soil and rock paintings. The elements of these paintings are dots, polka dots, concentric circles, lines, stripes, spirals, ornaments, footprints in the sand, animal and plant images.
The first people who immigrated to the continent were the aborigines, and Aboriginal ( lat . “from the beginning”, “ab origine” =) called. The general terms “Aboriginal” or “Aboriginal” are from the Europeans and not used by the aborigines. In Australia we meet more the term “Indigenous People”. The various clans and tribes give names such as “Yolngu” (north), “Murri” (East), “Koori” (Southeast), “Nanga” (south), “Nyungar” (southwest), “Wonghi” (West) and many others.
Art in the purposeless sense, that is only for the purposes of “edification” is only part of the art of the Aborigines from. She and most of all was an important expression of religious feeling Aboriginal art is as old as human existence and culture on the Australian continent, visual art finds its expression in cave and rock paintings, rock engravings, (transient) sand paintings, bark paintings and carvings and decoration of the living and dead human bodies. Ochre from the beginning was an important part of this art.