Art Theories and Influence on Artists

aE A totem is a natural object that is usually the emblem of a clan in a tribal group. Storrier's totems are a natural object that he can apply his poetic idea to.

We see from these quotes that the theory of Tim Storrier's art is concerned with the idea of painting "totemic imagesaE and that the paintings are trying to come up with totemic images about Australia. Storrier believes that the totemic image of Australia is the horizon. Storrier is using both the Subjective and Cultural frames in his artwork. Storrier uses the cultural frame to emphasise the point that his belief is that the horizon is the totemic icon of Australia. The horizon is included in most Australian paintings and has become an integral feature of Australian artworks. Storrier was influenced by Australian artists Russel Drysdale and Sydney Nolan. Both these artists use the horizon as a key feature of their paintings. Storrier incorporates the horizon in almost every painting and the main idea of his paintings are the horizon, not the actual objects he portrays in them. Storrier's theory on the horizon being the totemic image of Australia stems from his love of the horizon, even as a child "I wa


 
 
 
 
 
 



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