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George Stubbs. Kongouro From New Holland, 1772. Oil on canvas, 605 x 715 mm. Source: Royal Museum Greenwich Http://collections.rmg.co.uk/collections/objects/573621.html

George Stubbs. Kongouro From New Holland, 1772. Oil on canvas, 605 x 715 mm. Source: Royal Museum Greenwich Http://collections.rmg.co.uk/collections/objects/573621.html

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This Master thesis explores the art and life of Christopher Pease. Written in the form of a monograph, I explore Pease's life and a selection of his artworks, focusing on his paintings connected to Western Australia's south coast and his Nyoongar heritage. The reader will gain an understanding of the politics of Aboriginal identity within an Austra...

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... In response to the photograph of Great Uncle Leslie Hill, Pease painted Uncle Les (Fig. 17) in ...
Context 2
... such as the sextant for celestial navigation and the telescope, allowing ships to travel greater distances than ever before (Bacon, 2016). Superimposed on the painting is a backdrop, similar to wallpaper, with faded impressions of concentric circles, the same motif Pease has used in Self Portrait, Christmas 1975 ( Fig. 3) and Uncle Les (Fig. 17), These signifiers are juxtaposed with a scientific illustration portraying the physics of light as it is represented in Western culture. The 'law of refraction' is the term used in science for explaining reflective light. The most common reflective surfaces for this science are still water and mirrors. Like a collision of cultures, the ...