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The period from November 1958 to the end of 1959 was a hugely inventive time in Colin McCahon's career as a painter. He painted more, and exhibited more, than he had ever done before, and was much encouraged by his experience of visiting the United States of America (from April to July 1958).
The sensations of distant and close headlands, of rocks at a foreshore, of seawater being near a warm atmosphere, of light's texture, and of balancing rocks, are all coalesced in this powerful scroll-like painting. (Colin McCahon's Titirangi, 2002)
- Rocks at French Bay
- Production date
- ink and oil on unstretched canvas
- 1960 x 1925 mm
- primary: signed & dated l.l.cnr., oil, "McCAHON 15.11.59.". secondary: titled l.l.cnr., oil, "ROCKS AT FRENCH BAY.".
- Credit line
- Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1987
- Accession no
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- New Zealand Art
- Display status
- On display
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