Akesuk Tudlik. Division of Meat. 1959

Akesuk Tudlik Division of Meat 1959

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Situated at the tip of West Baffin Island, the community of Cape Dorset was the center of contemporary Inuit art during the 1950s. Artists such as Pootagook and Tudlik, members of the West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative, developed printing techniques that originated in the traditional Inuit practices of incising into bone, carving in stone, and appliqueing animal skin. The artists' acute understanding of the natural world is manifest in the carefully observed and simply executed depictions of humans and animals.

Gallery label from Printin', February 15-May 14, 2012.
Stone cut
composition (irreg.): 9 5/16 x 7 5/16" (23.6 x 18.6cm); sheet: 11 15/16 x 9 1/16" (30.4 x 23 cm)
West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative, Cape Dorset
West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative, Cape Dorset
Gift of Mrs. Donald B. Straus
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