26 black and three blue caribou swimming at left; four blue-green kayaks at right; four blue-green triangular structures at far right--three with streamers hanging from top; caribou on grey background; kayaks on lavender ground

%C2%A9 Luke Anguhadluq

Hunting Caribou from Kayaks, 1976

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Hunting Caribou from Kayaks exemplifies Luke Anguhadluq’s ability to capture Inuit ways of understanding and depicting their world. This particular drawing is the rendering of a caribou hunt as they migrated seasonally, even crossing large waters. Four tents that depict the Inuit campsite are shown near where the hunters deploy their kayaks. At the age of 73 and no longer able to hunt, Luke Anguhadluq moved to Baker Lake, in Nunavet Territory, Canada, and began drawing the physical and cultural landscapes of his community. Anguhadluq focused on the daily and ceremonial life of the Inuit, full of culturally important details from his years observing and participating.

Details
Title
Hunting Caribou from Kayaks
Artist Life
Utkuhiksalik Inuit (), 1895–1982
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2014.96.1
Provenance
Michael and Tamara Root, Minneapolis (until 2014; given to MIA)
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26 black and three blue caribou swimming at left; four blue-green kayaks at right; four blue-green triangular structures at far right--three with streamers hanging from top; caribou on grey background; kayaks on lavender ground

© Luke Anguhadluq

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