Juxtapoz Magazine - Beautiful Portraits of Ethnic Women from Daniela Uhlig
Berlin artist and illustrator Daniela Uhlig shares some beautiful portraits of ethnic women using digital mediums. Prolific Berlin artist a...
‘Papatūānuku – the rhythm of the land’
Papatūānuku, the earth mother in Māori tradition, is seen as the birthplace of all things. This painting is by Victor Tukuafu, who is of Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Tūwharetoa and Tongan descent.
The Polynesian goddess of night, darkness and death; queen of the underworld. She is called 'Great Lady of the Night'. Hine-nui-te-Po is the daughter of Tane and Hina. When she learned that Tane, who took her as his wife, was also her father, she fled to the underworld where she rules ever since.
Artists – Kura Gallery: Maori and New Zealand Art + Design.
Kura Gallery Aotearoa Art + Design – we exhibit and sell an extensive range of original quality Maori and New Zealand made art and design that is unique to Aotearoa. Established in 1998 Kura has artspaces in both Auckland and Wellington and represents established and emerging Maori and New Zealand artists.
This painting by Danny Ngene Ngene is of Hine-nui-te-pō. Hine-nui-te-pō is also known as the goddess of death and traditionally when the deceased went to the underworld they would be welcomed by her.