Betty Mbitjana
Australian, ca. 1954
Betty Mbitjana
Australian, ca. 1954

Aboriginal Australian artist Betty Mbitjana paints patterns in acrylic on canvas, based on …

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Aboriginal Australian artist Betty Mbitjana paints patterns in acrylic on canvas, based on footprints in the sand created during ceremonial dances—designs that are typically painted on women’s bodies and handed down over successive generations. Vividly colorful and varied in patterns of coils, undulating lines, and …

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