Christopher Perkins

Volcanic country near Rotorua

Volcanic country near Rotorua by Christopher Perkins

Artwork Detail

With its bird's eye view, collapsed space, rhythmic textures this painting reveals an utterly contemporary regard for the bare bones of the back-country. Rita Angus, Toss Woollaston, Robert Field and many other artists acknowledged the impact that Perkins' fresh and heroic insights towards place had on their attitudes to the identity of a localised landscape.

Volcanic country near Rotorua
Christopher Perkins
Production date
circa 1930
oil on canvas
609 x 685 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1967
Accession no
Other ID
67/26 Old Accession Number
No known copyright restrictions
New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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