Rita Angus

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One of Rita Angus’s best-loved paintings, Boats, Island Bay , celebrates the landscape and community of Wellington’s south coast. Fishing boats twist and bob on the tide, with the island of Tapu te Ranga on the horizon. Angus’s friend Betty Curnow. New Zealand Art, Nz Art, Kiwiana, Popular Art, Naive Art, Art History, Folk Art, Fine Art Prints, Image

Rudi and Rita

I’ve just finished reading Chris Roynane’s biography of Rudi Gopas. It was a good book in that it was ‘enlightening’ but oddly written. Gopas was a painting tutor/lecturer a…

Rita Angus painted several experimental works in including one of her few abstract images – Landscape with sea . As the title suggests, this painting was inspired by the world around her. Abstract Images, Abstract Art, Matisse, World Of Wearable Art, Polynesian Art, New Zealand Art, Nz Art, Picture Collection, Teaching Art

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Rita Angus painted several experimental works in 1953, including one of her few abstract images – Landscape with sea . As the title suggests, this painting was inspired by the world around her. Composer and friend Douglas Lilburn was...

This portrait of Rita Angus’s friend Marjorie Marshall, also an artist, is the pair to Angus’s unfinished Matisse, Selfies, New Zealand Art, Nz Art, Figure Painting, Figurative Art, Female Art, Art History, Modern Art

New Zealand painter Rita Angus (1908-1970) | Marjorie Marshall (1938-9)

Rita Angus painted Poplar trees when she was just The work was her most advanced to that point. In it, Angus shows a keen awareness of modern art, reducing the landscape to simple shapes and colours, bold outlines, and lively patterns. Watercolor Mixing, Abstract Watercolor, Poplar Tree, Memory Tree, New Zealand Art, Nz Art, Maori Art, Kiwiana, Tapestry Weaving

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Rita Angus painted Poplar trees when she was just 21. The work was her most advanced to that point. In it, Angus shows a keen awareness of modern art, reducing the landscape to simple shapes and colours, bold outlines, and lively patterns. Poplar...

Rita Angus (NZ Portrait of Douglas Angus, o/c, Douglas Angus arrived in Christchurch for a rowing tournament, disappointed to be billeted with his big sister Rita. Rockwell Kent, New Zealand Art, Nz Art, Canadian Painters, Flash Art, Figure Painting, Female Art, Colour Yellow, Color

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In 1940, Douglas Angus arrived in Christchurch for a rowing tournament. To his disappointment, he was to be billeted with his big sister Rita. His attitude, however, soon changed: ‘I suddenly saw walking up the platform this most striking person,...

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Rita Angus and her neighbour Lawrence Baigent had much in common beyond their friendship with Leo Bensemann. Both loved poetry, literature, and music, and both were pacifists. Angus painted this portrait of Baigent in the late 1930s. She added the...