Earthly Visions

Earthly Visions
Leo Bensemann
Burning Hills, Takaka 1973
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
purchased with the assistance of Peter Jarvis, in memory of Adrienne Jarvis, 2011

Exhibition Details

Earthly Visions places Rita Angus and four of her most mystical Hawke’s Bay landscapes at the centre of an exhibition which registers the significance of her late radical realist style. Unseen paintings by her old friend Leo Bensemann, who like Angus made strangely fantastical paintings of his childhood landscape, are shown for the first time at Auckland Art Gallery. In this exhibition, pink clouds and pieces of masonry float up above earth and unreal visions are depicted with hawk-like precision.

Date
Curated by
Julia Waite
Location
Ground level

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Production date
1968
Medium
oil on board
Size (h x w)
795 x 800 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Friends of the Auckland Art Gallery to celebrate their 50th anniversary, 2004
Accession no
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Scrub burning, Northern Hawke's Bay
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Rita Angus

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Production date
1965
Medium
oil on board
Size (h x w)
803 x 801 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1966
Accession no
1966/20
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The Nearby Hill
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Production date
1975
Medium
oil on canvas board
Size (h x w)
745 x 835 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1977
Accession no
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Burning Hills, Takaka
Burning Hills, Takaka

Leo Bensemann

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Production date
1973
Medium
oil on Swedish hardboard
Size (h x w)
815 x 1460 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased with the assistance of Peter Jarvis, in memory of Adrienne Jarvis, 2011
Accession no
2011/10
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Fog, Hawke's Bay
Fog, Hawke's Bay

Rita Angus

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Production date
1968-1969
Medium
oil on board
Size (h x w)
782 x 1078 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1969
Accession no
1969/3
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The Hills Bow Down
The Hills Bow Down

Margot Philips

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Production date
1972
Medium
oil on canvas board
Size (h x w)
785 x 603 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1977
Accession no
C1994/1/41