Colin McCahon

House in trees, Titirangi

House in trees, Titirangi by Colin McCahon

Artwork Detail

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
Colin McCahon
Production date
oil on cardboard
533 x 608 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Una Platts, 2003
Accession no
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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