Rita Angus

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Rita Angus  Scrub burning, Northern Hawke's Bay 1965  oil on board  Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki  purchased 1966

Remembering Rita Angus

I recently asked on this blog what Rita Angus’s voice sounded like. I was telephoned by Petar Vuletic and he told me that he knew her we...

St Luke by Rita Angus

St Luke by Rita Angus

Central Otago - Collections Online - Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Rita Angus

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Rita Angus, Flight, 1969

Rita Angus | Collections Online

Rita Angus was especially drawn to one particular tombstone in the Bolton Street cemetery. It had a carving of a dove – the universal symbol of peace. This dove appears in Flight , with other images of the Wellington landscape – the boats at Island...

Leo Bensemann / 1938 / Rita Angus / oil on canvas

Rita Angus | Collections Online

Rita Angus’s portrait of Leo Bensemann presents a forceful young man with the striking looks of a film star. Light falls on his face, highlighting his features – the ruby red lips, rippling hair, and sweeping dark eyebrow. Bensemann is set against...

Curator Sarah Farrar on Rita Angus' Rutu

Curator Sarah Farrar on Rita Angus' Rutu

Contemporary art curator Sarah Farrar on New Zealand painter Rita Angus' Rutu -- a self-portrait in which the artist imagines herself as a Pacific goddess. E...