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Past Exhibitions

PRIMAL ART: Paintings on Rocks, Paintings on Bodies

June 20th. 2007. – October 20th. 2007.

Exhibition and book:

Nataša Njegovanović-Ristić, art historian

Exhibition catalogue

PRIMAL ART: Paintings on Rocks, Paintings on Bodies

Exhibition objects


About the exhibition

The comparison of the two seemingly different aspects of creativity found on the African continent – cave painting and body decoration, is based on the idea that drawing and colour are the oldest forms of communication based on the human need for expressing artistic sensibilities. The aim of the exhibition and book, are to emphasise the presence of an extremely enduring painting tradition, which at the same time can be interpreted as the fundamental basis upon which contemporary African artists create.