Shanna Dream Time

Acrylique sur toile

107 x 61 cm

2020

Prix :
1000 < 3000€

Shanna Dream Time

Œuvre originale Acrylique montée sur châssis peinte par Shanna Napanangka Williams

Le rêve des « Seven Sisters Dreaming » décrit l’histoire ancestrale des Sœurs Napaljarri. Ce Temps du rêve correspond à un amas stellaire que l’on peut à ce jour observer dans le ciel, dans la constellation du Taureau, constellation plus communément appelée « les Pléiades ».

Art d’Australie – Peinture des aborigènes australiens – Peinture australienne

The Napaljarri-warnu Jukurrpa (Seven Sisters Dreaming) depicts the story of the seven ancestral Napaljarri sisters who are found in the night sky today in the cluster of seven stars in the constellation Taurus more commonly known as the Pleiades. The Pleiades are seven women of the Napaljarri skin group and are often depicted in paintings of this Jukurrpa carrying the Jampijinpa man « wardilyka » (the bush tukey) who is in love with the Napaljarri-warnu and who represents the Orion’s Belt cluster of stars. Kukurra-jukurra, the Morning star, is a Jakamarra man who is also in love with the seven Napaljarri sisters and is often shown chasing them across the night sky. In a final attempt to escape frome the Jakamarra, the Napaljarri-warny turned themselves into fire and ascended to the heavens to become stars. The custodians of the Napaljarri-warnu Jukurrpa are Japaljarri/Jungarrayi men and Napaljarri/Nungarrayi women. Some parts of the Napaljarri-warnu Jukurrpa are closely associated with men’s sacred cérémonies of a very secretive nature. in contemporary Warlpiri paintings traditional iconography is used to represent the Jukurrpa, associated sites and other elements. Often depicted in paintinfs for this Jukurrpa is the female star Yantarlaranfi (Venus – the Evening star) who chases the seven Napaljarri sisters for having stolen the night from her.