The Maori: A Rich and Cherished Culture at the World’s Edge
New Zealand was one of the last landmasses to be colonized by humans. When Pleistocene megafauna had gone extinct elsewhere in the world, New Zealand was still inhabited by the moas, giant flightless birds that were hunted by early Maori settlers.
Charles F Goldie
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki is the largest art institution in New Zealand, with a collection numbering over 15,000 works. These include major holdings of New Zealand historic, modern and contemporary art, and outstanding works by Māori and Pacific Island artists, as well as European painting, sculpture and print collections ranging in date from 1376 to the present day.
Kuinioroa - Daughter of Rangi Kopinga - Te Rangi Pikinga
Kuinioroa - Daughter of Rangi Kopinga. (by Gottfried Lindauer) - A portrait by New Zealand artist Gottfried Lindauer (1839 - 1926 CE) of Te Rangi Pikinga. She belonged to the Ngti Apa people of Whanganui (New Zealand) and was captured by Te Rangihaeata at Turakina c. 1819 CE. It is believed she was born c. 1800 CE. In this portrait, she wears a hei tiki, a sig...
Thoughts of a Tohunga Wharekauri Tahuna by Charles Goldie
Leading the revival of realism in the visual arts, the Art Renewal Center (ARC), a 501(C)(3), non-profit, educational foundation, hosts the largest online museum dedicated to realist art only and includes works by the old masters, 19th century, and contemporary realists as well as articles, letters and other online resources. The ARC is the foremost and only vetting service for realist art schools insuring that the teaching curricula and quality of teacher and student work meet our strict…