Nga Toki Mate Whenua

Between bad weather an coming down with another bug, just a quick post today from a recent visit to the Auckland Art Gallery. Nga Toki Mate Whenua – Axes Felling Trees, Kill the Land 1983 Tony Fomison (1939-1990) “I became attracted to Maori culture because here was this culture produced in the country – an […]

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Tempest

Another piece of art from the Auckland Art Gallery I visited recently. Painted by Henry Fuseli, Jean-Pierre Simon in 1791, titled Shakespeare: Tempest, Act I, Scene I. Fuseli’s paintings for Boydell’s Shakespeare Gallery, which opened in London in 1786, proved enormously popular, and a number of engravers produced works from them. When living in Rome […]

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The Five Sages

As mentioned yesterday, I visited the Auckland Art Gallery. It has undergone a massive renovation and expansion, and is in itself a work of art. I chose today’s image ‘The Five Sages’, as I really liked it above other more modern works. Made by Ashley Bickerton (USA) in 1998. Nothing but a straight photo of […]

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