Oceanic Art Primitive Art & Artifacts

  • New Guinea Artifact 1
  • New Guinea Artifact 2
  • New Guinea Artifact 3
  • New Guinea Artifact 4
  • New Guinea Artifact 5

"Art, in the most general sense of the word, as a phenomenon that attempts to reach beyond the everyday world and at first sight pursues no readily apparent or understandable purpose, is something that is found in all human communities. It would be impossible to imagine the existence of man without art in some form or another..."

- Buehler, Barrow, and Mountford, The Art of the South Sea Islands 1962