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Download Oceanic Art World of Art by Nicholas Thomas – Oceanic Art – Nick Thomas
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The colours and patterns of the art of the Pacific Islands – spears and shields carved canoe prows feather capes or tortoisehell ornaments – have interested Western audiences since the voyages of Captain Cook and Bougainville Oceanic art in particular had an influence on the development of the European modernist movement influencing artists such as Gauguin Picasso Giacometti and Kirchner Until recently the tendency in the West has ben to view the art of Oceania as primitive mysterious …

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