Hidden Treasures of Australian, African, and Indian Art (3-part series - Enhanced DVD)
Art has served a large number of purposes across millions of years. It has functioned as a visionary window to glance deeply into the spiritual domain, as a method to transmit it to belief systems and traditions. Art also propagates itself as a medium of knowledge that represents who and what we are. Inquest of first-hand knowledge of these basic concepts and methodologies, Griff Rhys, a Welsh writer (who also dabbles as a TV artist), undergoes a three part expedition of exploration. Rhys makes an expedition to Africa, India, and the Torres Strait Islands engulfing within himself the complexity and beauty of diverse kinds of aboriginal forms of arts while attempting to understand fully their innate meaning in the societies responsible for creating them. Jonesís deep analysis of these primitive cultural histories blended together with his notions on the coming period of the non-Western art culture in the 21st century vigorate each episode.
(Hidden Treasures of Australian, African, and Indian Art, Enhanced DVD, 3-part series, 59 minutes each.) ISBN: 978-0-81608-940-6 Copy Right Date: 2011 CC