Colin McCahon

House in trees, Titirangi

House in trees, Titirangi by Colin McCahon

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This is one of Colin McCahon's first paintings of the area where he was living in French Bay, Titirangi. This geometric response to a complex massing of trees surrounding a small house is one of many instances where architectural forms and plant-forms are placed in harmonious contrast. One challenge to the painter was to contrast verticals and diagonals while also reinforcing a close tonality shared between all of the painting's hues. (Colin McCahon's Titirangi, 2002)

House in trees, Titirangi
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oil on cardboard
533 x 608 mm
"House in the Trees / by Colin McCahon / Una Platts / 230A Lake Rd / Takapuna / For Auckland City / Art Gallery / Una Platts. John Leech label.
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Una Platts, 2003
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Other ID
L2002/19 Old Accession Number, cm000487 Catalogue Number
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New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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