Emily Kame Kngwarreye
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lookerlooker: “ “wild yam dreaming.” i saw this glory in the flesh today. emily kame kngwarreye started painting when she was in her seventies. she was at one point the highest paid woman and highest...
Aboriginal Artist Emily Kngwarreye is a Modern Day Miracle - World Transformation Movement
She lived and died with no knowledge of the western art canon, let alone modernism, and far from being ‘rebellious’, her every brush stroke was steeped in the traditions of her people
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Untitled (Study for 'Emily Kame Kngwarreye with Lily'), 1993
Jenny Sages made these drawings as she sat with Emily Kngwarreye and her friend Lily under their 'talking tree'. Emily thought Jenny was as old as she was, and Sages recalls that they sat and talked 'as two 83-year-olds do'. The fifteen works in the series, recording the changing expressions on the Anmatyerre woman's face and her shifts between lively and impassive postures, work together like the storyboard of a film of Emily Kngwarreye. Caption: Sarah Engledow, National Portrait Gallery