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The Rainbow Serpent

I encountered the painting of Rainbow Serpent firstly in listening part of the IELTS Examination Paper 8, and I reckoned it very interesting because this sort of art first appeared in Australian aboriginal rock art more than 6000 years ago, and perhaps as early as 8000 years before the present, as the seas rose after the last Ice Age as the paper mentioned. The Australian aboriginal rock art have recorded both real and symbolic images of their time on rock walls for many thousands of years. Throughout the long history of this tradition, aboriginal rock art has experienced three different artistic styles, that is the Dynamic, Yam and Modern style of painting.

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