Australian Aboriginal art Dot Paintings is one of the oldest continuing art traditions in the world. Aborigines used dot painting as a way of telling a story and recording ritual practices, passing on the stories verbally as well as through music and art. They would use the pictures as guides as they told their stories. Often times the Aboriginal Art depicted were secret, and only certain members of the tribe were allowed to know the details (these are usually ones that depicted ritual practices). So, they would paint dots all over the picture as a form of camouflage. Only those “in the know” were able to decipher the hidden pictures within. Aborigines didn’t have paints, as we know them. They made their paints using the items in their environment-ochre, dirt, crushed seeds, etc.
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