Art: FROM THE STONE AGE

The Australian aborigines wear practically no clothes, grow no crops, live by hunting and berry picking. Their major art consists of rock pictures of spirits called Wondjina. First painted centuries ago, the paintings are "touched" (i.e., repainted) by the natives each season to bring on the rain. But at Munich's Ethnographical Museum last week hung copies of a much older and almost unknown aboriginal art. discovered by the museum director, Andreas Lommel, in the Kimberley district of Northwestern Australia. Smaller, more naturalistic and far more elegant than Wondjina art, they date back at...