M T Woollaston

Wellington

Wellington by M T Woollaston

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Woollaston described his recently completed painting in Art in New Zealand in 1937:

'That picture was a piece of almost spontaneous painting, and is not so much a likeness of Wellington as a symbol of my personal reaction to it. I must say I don't admire Wellington's domestic architecture, and as I looked over the scene I felt that I must express the actual chaos of Wellington's buildings by an almost abstract symbol of chaos.'

Title
Wellington
Artist/creator
Production date
1937
Medium
oil on paper mounted on cardboard
Dimensions
432 x 482 mm
Inscription
Woollaston 37 (l.l.)
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1960
Accession no
1960/4
Copyright
Copying restrictions apply
Department
New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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