Meaning of dot painting in English:

dot painting


mass nounAustralian
  • A style of Aboriginal art that makes extensive use of dots of colour.

    ‘he brought dot painting to the attention of the world's influential curators’
    • ‘in the great dot paintings, the country is imagined as though seen from above’
    • ‘What is the most striking in this mini art gallery is a dot painting of King Cobra.’
    • ‘Evoking 50,000 years of heritage, Aboriginal dot paintings hang on gallery walls from London to Los Angeles.’
    • ‘The styles in the exhibition are as diverse as the themes, with everything from traditional Aboriginal dot painting to Western landscape painting styles included.’
    • ‘More recent designs have incorporated the patterns and techniques of desert dot paintings.’
    • ‘He had brought world fame to his Anmatjere family with his striking Western Desert dot paintings, and had shaken the hand of the Queen at her garden party.’
    • ‘She applies the finishing touches to an intricate dot painting, its yellow and ochre patterns depicting an ancient Dreamtime story of a kangaroo spirit visiting a desert waterhole.’
    • ‘I've always gone around, talking to aunts and uncles and cousins, and I've asked their advice and their permission to paint traditional dot painting.’
    • ‘I noticed that you were wearing a rather splendid tie, which carried the pattern of an Aboriginal dot painting.’
    • ‘The company's 800 employees offers a plethora of traditional dancing, bush skills, story-telling, and dot painting products, critical to eliminating the formerly chronic unemployment in the region.’
    • ‘Like Indigenous dot paintings, these canvases are a testament to hours of work.’