A naked Inuit man, long dark hair flying behind him, runs for his life across a limitless, frozen Arctic plain, leaping across the icy waters, pursued by three fellow Inuit, hunting spears in hand, bent on internecine slaughter. It is hard to think of a more striking image in recent film - and it is just one of many reasons why Atanarjuat the Fast Runner will take cinemagoers' breath away like an unplanned plunge into Baffin Bay. Based on a local legend and set anywhere from to 2, years ago, it deals with universal themes of love, possessiveness, family, jealousy and power. Beautifully shot by one of the few non-Inuit members of the team, New Yorker Norman Cohn, it portrays a time when people fought duels by taking turns to punch each other until one was unconscious, made love on the way to the caribou hunt, ate walrus meat and lit their igloos with seal-oil lamps.
On top of the world
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For about a month now, there had been whispered gossip that a friend of my father, a distant uncle really, owned a secret collection. This collection, it was said, was comprised entirely of photographs of nude women. Rumour had it that he had purchased them while in the army. Unlike many other cultures, Inuit did not regard the naked form — male or female — as a focus for either lust or scandal. A human being without clothes was only that: an unclothed person. Nor did Inuit ever idolize the human form in a Renaissance manner, as an object of beauty or perfection.
This Iqaluit artist is using her body to pull stereotypes apart
For about a month, there had been whispered gossip that a friend of my father, a distant uncle really, owned a secret collection. This collection, it was said, was comprised entirely of photographs of nude women. Rumor had it that he had purchased them while in the army.
The viewer cannot help feel drawn into such expression of female sensuality in this composition. This drawing exhales sensuality and femininity. Would you have even considered this drawing to be categorized as Inuit Art had you not seen in this gallery or presented by Dorset Fine Arts?