Christopher Perkins

Volcanic country near Rotorua

Volcanic country near Rotorua by Christopher Perkins

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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
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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