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Te Tuhi Pre-visit lesson 1 Wish you were here. Image: Blackley, Roger. Two Centuries of New Zealand Landscape Art. Auckland: Auckland Art Gallery, 1990.
Welcome to Wish you were here. Over the next few lesson we will be exploring… Aotearoa NZ, a painted timeline Around the world and back Home and me / me and home Image: Blackley, Roger. Two Centuries of New Zealand Landscape Art. Auckland: Auckland Art Gallery,
Image: Blackley, Roger. Two Centuries of New Zealand Landscape Art. Auckland: Auckland Art Gallery, Lets start this lesson by exploring Aotearoa NZ, a painted history.
For more than two centuries artists from here and around the world have crafted paintings that capture the landscape of Aotearoa NZ. Let’s see what places have been captured and what the inspiration was behind these landscape paintings. Each painting tells a story about the landscape, its history and the connection the artist shares with this place.
Image/text: Blackley, Roger. Two Centuries of New Zealand Landscape Art. Auckland: Auckland Art Gallery, Many artists from Australia regularly visited Aotearoa NZ during the 19th century. One in particular was Australian artist Eugene von Guerard who travelled by steamship to the South Island of New Zealand in Between he painted the beauty of Lake Wakatipu, Mount Earnslaw, Permbroke Peak and Bowen falls. This landscape was famous throughout Australasia and attracted many artists here and abroad to experience and capture the spectacular mountain scenery in front of them. Eugene von Guerard 1811 – 1901 The Southern sounds continue to attract many artists today especially those who are inspired to capture through their art, such a rare and beautiful natural landscape.
Alfred Sharpe 1936 – 1908 Image/text: Blackley, Roger. Two Centuries of New Zealand Landscape Art. Auckland: Auckland Art Gallery, In 1859 water colour artist Alfred Sharpe emigrated to Aotearoa NZ from England. He painted many landscapes in the north island, but mostly near Auckland where he lived. In 1876 Alfred painted Pohutukawa trees in Takapuna and Hay’s Creek in Papakura in After years travelling to different places around Auckland, Alfred became familiar with the landscape and learnt of moments where the landscape would do something special. In 1876 Alfred travelled to Taupiri mountain in the Waikato and painted the view from the top. Alfred knew the landscape would be filled with browns and grey-greens during the day but at sunset would light up with beautiful oranges, yellows, violets and purples. With moments like this you begin to connect with the landscape and see a side of it that not many people have seen.
As the years went by more and more artists were being inspired by the landscape and wanting to capture it through painting. Over the years artists were creating paintings that were very different and capturing landscapes that were also different than before. Artists were painting landscapes around them as they began to change over time. Let’s take a look.
In 1944 John Holmwood painted in a comic or cartoon style way, the hustle and bustle of workers on shipping boats, tug boats, wooden crates of imported goods and soaring cranes taking over the harbour wharves in Wellington. John Holmwood Image/text: Blackley, Roger. Two Centuries of New Zealand Landscape Art. Auckland: Auckland Art Gallery, Rita Angus In 1940 Rita Angus used the shapes and curves of the earth, sharp lines and colour shading to create paintings of the Otago landscape. In this painting she combines different landscapes in Otago, giving us an range of beautiful landscapes in the South Island.
Image/text: Blackley, Roger. Two Centuries of New Zealand Landscape Art. Auckland: Auckland Art Gallery, Don Binney Don Binney was a well recognised artist and a person who was passionate about preserving natural landscapes in Aotearoa NZ. This is often expressed in his bold, flat, graphic style paintings which include green hills, blue coast, lush trees and native birds. In this painting Don paints a large fantail or Piwakawaka in the sky with a small chapel below in the Oruaiti landscape. The bird is a spiritual symbol for Don while the chapel in the country reflects his memories of driving past such buildings frequently as a child with his father, but not so much now as country chapels slowly disappear.
George Baloghy George Baloghy is an artist from Hungary who emigrated to Aotearoa NZ in He is known for painting landscapes of streets, shops, buildings and cars particularly during the 1980s. In these paintings George records his surroundings showing that these buildings have a character of their own and tell their own stories. Many of the buildings George has painted have since changed or sadly been demolished. Image/text: Brown, Warwick. 100 New Zealand Paintings. Birkenhead, Auckland: Godwit Publishing Ltd,
Robert Ellis Robert Ellis arrived in Auckland in 1957 from England. Robert bought his first car and became fascinated by the roads in Auckland. He decided to paint the way roads curve, bend and snake across the landscape from above. The colours he chose to paint with come from the roads, lights, signs and cars travelling. Many of his paintings appear at night, almost giving the impression that the city is alive and active, almost like a beating heart. Image/text: Eldredge, Charles C. Pacific Parallels: Artists and the landscape in New Zealand. U.S.A: The New Zealand – United States Arts Foundation San Diego Museum of Art, 1991.
Robin White Image/text: Brownson, Ron. Art Toi: New Zealand Art at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki. Auckland: Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, / / / Artist Robin White was born in Te Puke in 1946 and over the years has lived in different places across Aotearoa NZ. We can see many places Robin has had a connection with, such as these buildings in Maketu and Mangaweka in the North Island, painted and printed in a bold, flat and graphic style. In other artworks she paints and prints people who she has meet and is good friends with. She often shows the person standing in front of their house or in the town centre showing the place they call home. Robin’s paintings help show the character of a person and the home or town they live in.
Let’s recap on what we have learnt so far… As we have seen, the landscape can inspire many artists in different ways…
Landscape painting can... Help connect us with the past and the history of a place Show how unique a place is and how different it can be compared with other landscapes or places Reflect our memories growing up or things we find interesting living in a particular place Tell a story about the character of a place and the people that live there Image: What have we learnt so far?
In the next lesson we will explore ‘Around the world and back’. End of lesson.