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Rare Form of Miniature Stenciled Rock Art Found in Australia
New research suggests the small-scale illustrations may have been made with beeswax
By Alex Fox
MAY 27, 2020
In 2017, researchers surveying the Yilbilinji rock shelter in northern Australia’s Limmen National Park discovered rare examples of miniature stenciled rock art. Now, a new study published in the journal Antiquity may unravel the secrets of these mysterious artworks’ creation. [Interestingly, in the new study, the researchers did not date the pigment to see when the miniature stencils were made. The only mention of dates is with the use of beeswax, as far back as the 1800s. - Stencil Archive]
Australia’s Aboriginal culture is renowned for its diverse rock art, which dates back thousands of years and includes an array of stenciled renderings. Such works were created by holding an object against a rock’s surface and spraying it with pigment to render its silhouette in negative space. Stenciled art often features life-size human body parts, animals, plants and objects like boomerangs, according to a statement.
Small-scale stencils posed an obvious logistical hurdle for ancient artists, as the tools had to be purpose-built for the artwork rather than drawn from an existing slate of objects.
“What makes these stencils at Yilbilinji so unique is that they are tiny, some measuring only centimeters across, and they are too small to have been made using body parts or full-sized objects,” lead author Liam Brady, an archaeologist at Flinders University, tells Henry Zwartz of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).
The trove is one of just three examples of miniature stenciled rock art identified to date. Per the statement, the other surviving specimens are found at Nielson’s Creek in Australia and Kisar Island in Indonesia.
Mr. Savethewall è un artista comasco che agisce secondo il metodo della deriva e del détournement situazionista per proporre opere che interpretano temi e costumi della società contemporanea in chiave ludica o polemica, ironica o dissacrante.
Thanks, as always, to Josiah, Xsacto, @only_stencil_archive (via IG), r/stencils, r/streetart, and Brooklyn Street Art
Photo: Giving Thanks in London!
>NEW< 0907 in China
>NEW< Cut paper and shadow box art of Lucia Szulman (AR)
>NEW< JMS (CH)
>NEW< Ryan Winchell (Sacramento, CA)
Just one from Xsacto
A topical stencil from Israel
COVID-19 stencil in Russia
COVID-19 stencils from UK
A COVID-19 stencil in Culver City, LA, CA
COVID-19 related, etc. in NYC
Found In Media
Yon on Fillmore St., SF
On Fillmore St., SF
On Valencia St., SF
In The Mission, SF
COVID-19 in SoMa, SF
DOCTEUR BERGMAN is a prolific PARIS-based stencil artist equipped with a PhD in molecular biology. Acutely aware of all the vivisectionist atrocities done in the name of scientific advancement, DOCTEUR BERGMAN is under no false illusion about the current state of affairs between non-human animals and human animals. Through the grids of his stencils, the artist helps us look straight at how our lame and amorphous society is (not) confronting the political and social issues of our day.
Artista romano poliedrico, versatile, eclettico, la sua arte emozionante e suggestiva specialmente nei suoi disegni si fa più cruda e più immediata nei dipinti, chiaramente significativi del tempo che stiamo vivendo.
Il suo modus operandi si concretizza in opere che riflettono e rielaborano il clima artistico della street culture dell'America degli anni settanta, ma anche di graphic artists, contemporary artist e painter più recenti.
I primi tentativi seguono i passi della pittura gestuale e materica, una sintonia inconsapevole del pittore autodidatta, una ricerca continua di un proprio stile e un proprio segno.
I think she would like these….
Music: Prog Stole Things (compilation) by Flubhead
Photo: After Life, on Valencia St., SF
>NEW< Ian Kuali’i
>NEW< Cucusita Stencil (IT)
>NEW< John D’oh (UK)
Mission District, SF (thanks, Josiah)
Berlin (just one)
France (just one)
Two from Iron (Sweden)
One from Palestine, by Cake (thanks, Brooklyn Street Art)