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Fri, 15 Jun 2018

Nyapanyapa Yunupingu’s White Painting

by Experiment Station
“I do beautiful neat paintings and work. I do paintings, all of it, not with any other colors, like black, only with the white one...I didn’t do trees, rocks or anything else, not at all...I only made designs. My father didn’t teach me, I learnt it myself. I saw my father’s hands painting and then my father said, ‘I want you to do this, my daughter, to work this way. To paint as you are watching my hands.’