*Next Artist Challenge* Colin McCahon

April 16th, 2021
Thanks @Kali66 for hosting the last Artist Challenge - Dr Fiona Pardington and for giving me a nudge to dust off my camera and get thinking and clicking! Anyways - thanks to all who voted for my still life - I've been to a couple of Fiona Pardington's exhibitions and her work and narratives are thought provoking and mesmerising.

In thinking about this next round, I’ve decided on another iconic New Zealand artist - Colin McCahon (1919 - 1987)

From the McCahon Trust website: "Colin McCahon is widely recognised as New Zealand’s foremost painter. Over 45 years, his work encompassed many themes, subjects and styles, from landscape to figuration to abstraction and an innovative use of painted text. His adaption of aspects of modernist painting to a specific local situation and his intense engagement with spiritual matters, mark him out as a distinctive figure in twentieth-century art”

As well as being a prolific painter he also taught at University of Auckland’s Elam School of Fine Arts and was Keeper and Director at the Auckland Art Gallery.

Use the links below to explore Colin McCahon's art work


https://mccahonhouse.org.nz/visit/plan-your-visit The home in Titirangi, Auckland, that Colin McCahon occupied with his family in the 1950s. It is now a museum dedicated to the artist. Just happens to be a short drive from where I live!! This website is worth exploring and if you’re in Auckland - definitely plan a visit!!


https://www.nzonscreen.com/title/colin-mccahon-i-am-2004 - short documentary looks at his works

Tag to use: ac-McCahon


The dates for this challenge are 17 April - 7 May

I hope you enjoy this artist challenge! I look forward to seeing your impressions and interpretations of McCahon's artwork
April 16th, 2021
love your choice :)
April 16th, 2021
@annied thanks Annie - look forward to see your work :)
April 16th, 2021
yay :)
April 17th, 2021
@kali66 thanks for the conversations. It helped to clarify my thinking
April 17th, 2021
Wonderful choice
April 18th, 2021
@joysabin 😊 look forward to seeing your work
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