HORSLEY, Jean;

Māori Mere

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1988
Oil on canvas
1130 x 875mm

Inscriptions: Jean Horlsey [l.r.]

This work using the distinctive shapes of Māori mere was begun in 1963 in London and only finished in Aotearoa after Jean Horsley had returned to live in this country. Its shifting colour tonalities and interlocking shapes demonstrate the control which is the hallmark of the artist’s best work.

Exhibition History

Representation and Reaction: Modernism and the New Zealand Landscape Tradition 1956–1977, Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua, Whanganui, 31 August to 27 October 2002 (toured)

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