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            Ralph Hotere: The Dark is Light Enough: A Biographical Portrait
             

            Ralph Hotere: The Dark is Light Enough: A Biographical Portrait (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By O'Sullivan, Vincent

            • RRP: $45.00
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            Vincent O'Sullivan's compelling, nuanced portrait of the great New Zealand artist Ralph Hotere brings the man and his art to life. Ralph Hotere (Te Aupouri and Te Rarawa; 1931-2013) was one of Aotearoa's most significant modern artists. Hotere invited the poet, novelist and biogr...apher Vincent O'Sullivan to write his life story in 2005. Now, this book - the result of years of research and many conversations with Hotere and his fellow artists, collaborators, friends and family - provides a nuanced, compelling portrait of Hotere: the man, and the artist.
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            ISBN 9780143775157
            Published NZ 6 Nov 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Rita Angus
              

            Rita Angus (Paperback)

            By Trevelyan, Jill

            • RRP: $60.00
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            • Pub Date
              8 Apr 21

            Jill Trevelyan won the Non Fiction Award at the Montana New Zealand Book Awards in 2009 for this magnificent biography of one of New Zealands leading 20th century artists. Now back in print, this revised edition brings the book up to date with new assessments of Angus and in the ...context of the big Royal Academy show that opens in London in November 2020. Rita Angus was a pioneer of modern painting during the 1930s and 1940s. More than 100 years after her birth, works such as Rutu (1951), Central Otago (1940), and Portrait of Betty Curnow (19411942) are national icons. While Angus is perhaps New Zealands best-loved painter, the story of her life remained little known and poorly understood before this acclaimed and revelatory book. Jill Trevelyan traces Anguss life, from her childhood in Napier and Palmerston North to her death in Wellington in 1970. Drawing on a wealth of archives and letters, she brings to life Rita Angus the person: highly articulate and full of zest, intellectually curious and forthright in her attitudes and emotions, powerfully committed to her pacifist and feminist beliefs and dedicated, above all, to life as an artist. Rita Angus: An Artists Life is generously illustrated with more than 150 artworks and private photographs to bring Angus her private struggles and public reputation and her greatest legacy, her art to complex, colourful life.
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            ISBN 9780995133822
            Published NZ 8 Apr 2021
            Publisher Te Papa Press
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            Rita Angus: New Zealand Modernist
              

            Rita Angus: New Zealand Modernist (Hardback)

            • RRP: $67.50
            • $67.50
            • Pub Date
              1 May 21

            Christchurch in the 1920s was the cultural hub of New Zealand, a base for alternative art movements and radical politics. Into this world moved Rita Angus, an experimental and visionary painter and illustrator whose paintings were to become iconic images of New Zealand's visual h...istory. In 2020 an ambitious exhibition of Angus's work opens at the Royal Academy. This publication, written by the artist's biographer Jill Trevelyan, presents the full range of her paintings and drawings, which often have a deeply spiritual element. Her self-portraits - the most numerous and experimental of any New Zealand artist - form a significant part of her oeuvre and have been compared in their complex symbolism to those of Frida Kahlo. A life-long socialist and pacifist, in later life Angus used her paintings to reflect her vision for the future of New Zealand. Her radical politics were clear throughout: in court, during her trial for conscientious objection in the Second World War, she said: As an artist, it is my work to create life and not to destroy. AUTHORS: Jill Trevelyan is a curator and author who specialises in 20th-century New Zealand art. She is considered the leading expert on the art of Rita Angus. Adrian Locke is Senior Curator at the Royal Academy of Arts. SELLING POINTS: Rita Angus is one of the greatest New Zealand artists of the 20th century and an icon in her native country This book accompanies a major exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, 18 October 2020 to 24 January 2021, the first to bring her pioneering vision beyond New Zealand Her remarkable career has parallels to other fiercely independent and political women including Frida Kahlo, Alice Neel and Emily Carr 120 colour illustrations
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            ISBN 9781912520404
            Released NZ 1 May 2021
            Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
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            Wassily Kandinsky
             

            Wassily Kandinsky (Hardback)

            By Kandinsky, Wassily

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            Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944) was a Russian painter among the first to truly venture into abstract art. He persisted in expressing his internal world of abstraction despite negative criticism from his peers. He veered away from painting that could be viewed as representational to... express his emotions, leading to his unique use of colour and form.
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            ISBN 9781783105700
            Released NZ 28 Feb 2021
            Publisher Parkstone Press Ltd
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            Chalk

            Chalk (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Rivkin, Joshua

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            This first biography of Cy Twombly, one of the most important and least understood American artists of the 20th Century, explores the enduring mysteries of his work and life.

            ISBN 9781612198545
            Released NZ 1 Mar 2021
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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            Out of the Cage: The Art of Isabel Rawsthorne
             

            Out of the Cage: The Art of Isabel Rawsthorne (Hardback)

            By Jacobi, Carol

            • RRP: $65.00
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            • Pub Date
              1 Apr 21

            The first definitive illustrated biography of this key figure in mid 20th-century British art.

            ISBN 9780500971055
            Released NZ 1 Apr 2021
            Publisher Thames and Hudson (Australia)
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            John Singer Sargent
             

            John Singer Sargent (Hardback)

            By Charteris, Evan

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            Brilliantand cosmopolitan, John Singer Sargent was notorious for his portraits of illustrious men and women of the time. Nevertheless, he is the artist of many important works including oil paintings, watercolours and drawings, all retracing the steps of this born explorer. From ...Venise to Florida, even passing through the Middle-East, Sargent reinvented realism by modernising and enhancing it.
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            ISBN 9781785250842
            Released NZ 28 Feb 2021
            Publisher Parkstone Press Ltd
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            Scoundrels, Cads, and Other Great Artists
             

            Scoundrels, Cads, and Other Great Artists (Hardback)

            By Smith, Jeffrey K.

            • RRP: $66.50
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            Scoundrels, Cads, and Other Great Artists introduces people to great art by showing the more salacious side of the personal lives of great artists. The book not only tells the stories of twelve artists, but explores how to look at art and the separation between art and artist. Th...is lively narrative is enhanced by over 100 full-color images.
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            ISBN 9781538126776
            Released NZ 31 Jan 2021
            Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
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            Fatu Feu'u on Life & Art
              

            Fatu Feu'u on Life & Art (Paperback)

            By Jennings, Shona; Photographs by Tamua, Evotia

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            Fatu Feu'u is an internationally recognised Samoan-New Zealand artist. He has been pivotal in shaping the interest in contemporary Pacific art globally and nurturing a generation of Pacific artists locally, leading to his reputation as the Father of contemporary Pacific art. In t...his book, Fatu shares his story, from wilful Samoan-village boy, to New Zealand factory-worker immigrant, to leader in his home communities and the global art world. His thoughts on art and life are woven into an inspiring tale that helps us understand not only what drives this artist, but what's behind his art - how the bright colours, the frangipani, ta-tatau and siapo designs create a narrative of his past, present and future.
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            ISBN 9781877484131
            Published NZ 28 Sep 2012
            Publisher Little Island Press Ltd
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            Vincent van Gogh: A Life in Letters
             

            Vincent van Gogh: A Life in Letters (Hardback)

            Edited by Bakker, Nienke; Jansen, Leo; Luijten, Hans

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            An illustrated selection of Van Gogh's letters, forming an extraordinary window into the life and creative thinking of one of the world's most iconic artists.

            ISBN 9780500094242
            Released NZ 31 Dec 2020
            Publisher Thames and Hudson (Australia)
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