Tingari at Lake Mackay

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Artist: Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri
Year: 2004
Medium: Acrylic on Belgium Linen Canvas
Size: 180cm x 60cm
Price: $2000
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Description: This bold traditional painting depicts sacred sites created by a large group of Tingari men who came to this site near Lake McKay from the south during the Creation Period, where they performed a post-initiatory or “Malliera” learning secret/sacred initiation ceremonies. The strong rhythmic patterning reflects the light reflecting off the vast dry sunbaked desert landscape. The Tingari men and women travelled across great distances and laid down a body of ceremonies and other law which subsequently formed the basis of young men's higher (meaning post-initiation) education.
Reference: WPT180