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Leaves by Gloria Petyarre

Size: 45cm x 45cm
Medium: Synthetic polymer paint on Belgian linen

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This painting represents leaves, some of which have medicinal qualities. This style by Gloria Petyarre is one of the most prestigious styles in Australian art, winning her the acclaimed Wynne Prize in 1999.

This subject does not pertain to stories from Gloria’s culture, but is an original idea created by Gloria.

That first one. I was looking, looking. Looks like leaf, and I been put another one and another one and ‘ah yeah’. First leaf” - Gloria Petyarre

Painted with Matisse's Burnt Umber, Ash Pink, Australian Ghost Gum and Titanium White.

Burnt Umber swatch Ash Pink swatch Australian Ghost Gum swatch

ABOUT:

Name: Gloria Tamerre
Skin name: Petyarre (also spelled Pitjara)
Language group: Anmatyerre
Country: Atnangkere
Region: Utopia, Central Australia
Born: 1945
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      • Medium: Synthetic polymer paint on Belgian linen
      • Background colour: Black
      • Size of painting: 45cm x 45cm
      • Border: Approx 2cm strip of black border designed to be wrapped around a 2cm deep stretcher frame. Plus approx 6cm of natural coloured linen overhang.
      • This painting comesunstretched and rolled in a tube.
      • This painting comes with a Certificate of Authenticity and artist profile.

        Gloria Tamerre Petyarre
        Skin name: Petyarre (also spelled Pitjara)
        Language group: Anmatyerre
        Country: Atnangkere
        Region: Utopia, Central Australia
        Born: 1945

        In a career spanning almost three decades, Gloria Petyarre continues to be one of Australia’s most important and successful female artists. 

        An Anmatyerre woman from Atnangkere country in Utopia, Gloria Petyarre began her painting career when workshops were introduced to Aboriginal people of her community in the early 1990's. Although unsure of the medium at first, after having worked over a decade with silk batik, Gloria knew there was no looking back when she held her paint brush for the very first time. Painting brought her a sense of freedom of expression and, being experimental by nature, it allowed her artistic authority to develop.

        Gloria first gained recognition in silk batik which began at Utopia in 1978 with exhibitions held nationally and internationally.  In 1988 Gloria was part of the very first group to experiment with canvas, called the Summer Project, and Gloria has since continued to work in this medium. 

        By far the most well known and successful of Gloria’s works are her Leaves paintings. Five of her top ten artworks sold at auction have been Leaves.Originally they depicted everyday leaves scattered on the ground, but they often reflect leaves with medicinal qualities also which play a significant part in Gloria's ownership of Country. 

        Leaves was born one day in April 1994 at Mosquito Bore when Leaves on the Groundwas painted, now housed in the prestigious Mbantua Collection, measuring approximately 110cm x 90cm. Gloria had been painting a series of Awelye (Body Paint Design) paintings over the forgoing months, experimenting with bands of parallel lines and curvilinear patterns.

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        Catalogue: MB050687

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