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Game Changers: International Modernism

Game Changers: International Modernism
Claude Monet
Le pont japonais (Japanese Bridge) 1918–1924
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, on loan from the collection of Hideaki Fukutake

Exhibition Details

In 1912 the Italian poet Marinetti predicted that all art would become abstract, a statement that caused uproar when he presented his Futurist manifesto to his audience in Paris. For many, it was enough to deal with the Impressionists’ experiments with light and colour, or the Expressionists’ insistence on emotion in art. New Zealand expatriate artist Frances Hodgkins was present when Marinetti’s manifesto was delivered, and as she reported afterwards on a return visit to the Antipodes, while it was stirring to hear his proclamations, she didn’t believe she would ever give up drawing from life. Yet by the 1930s many artists in Europe had moved towards various kinds of abstraction. Game Changers begins with examples of modernist forms of art that developed in Europe in the latter part of the 19th-century, and ends with New Zealand artists who embraced abstraction in turn. 

Date
Curated by
Mary Kisler
Location
Upper Grey Gallery, level 1
Cost
Free entry

Artworks in this exhibition

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On display

Le pont japonais (Japanese Bridge)
Le pont japonais (Japanese Bridge)

Claude Monet

On display

Production date
1918-1924
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
1115 x 1005 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, on loan from the collection of Hideaki Fukutake
Accession no
L2016/18/1
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Focal point
Focal point

John Tunnard

On display

Production date
1943
Medium
oil on board
Size (h x w)
1250 x 1560 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1991
Accession no
M1991/31
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Vanessa Bell Pregnant
Vanessa Bell Pregnant

Duncan Grant

On display

Production date
1918
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
660 x 583 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased with the assistance of the National Art Collection Fund, 1992. Frame sponsored by the Portrait Group.
Accession no
M1992/26
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Landscape of Bleached Objects
Landscape of Bleached Objects

Paul Nash

On display

Production date
circa 1934
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
620 x 747 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1994
Accession no
M1994/7
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Abstract with a bottle
Abstract with a bottle

Patrick Hayman

On display

Production date
1943
Medium
oil on board
Size (h x w)
381 x 375 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Colin McCahon
Accession no
U/23/2
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1939 (composition)
1939 (composition)

Ben Nicholson

On display

Production date
1939
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
560 x 711 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, on loan from the Thanksgiving Foundation
Accession no
L2008/5
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The Sloop Inn, St Ives
The Sloop Inn, St Ives

Christopher Wood

On display

Production date
1926
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
635 x 762 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Lucy Carrington Wertheim, 1948
Accession no
1948/7/42
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Tree of Knowledge
Tree of Knowledge

Eileen Agar

On display

Production date
1938
Medium
mixed media on copper and plywood
Size (h x w)
725 x 510 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, on loan from the Thanksgiving Foundation
Accession no
L2011/2
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Royal Albion
Royal Albion

Suzanne Cooper

On display

Production date
1936
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
625 x 725 x 50 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Lucy Carrington Wertheim, 1948
Accession no
1948/7/9
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Mother and Child
Mother and Child

Harold Gilman

On display

Production date
1918
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
698 x 507 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1952. Frame sponsored by Graham Mitchell.
Accession no
1952/2/1
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On display

Sea Holly No. 1
Sea Holly No. 1

Eileen Mayo

On display

Production date
circa 1949
Medium
tempera on board
Size (h x w)
600 x 520 x 52 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, The Ilene and Laurence Dakin Bequest, purchased 2014
Accession no
2014/19
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Head of a Girl
Head of a Girl

Henry Moore

On display

Production date
1923
Medium
bronze
Size (h x w)
171 x 115 x 124 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1956
Accession no
1956/23/1
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Idiot: Self Portrait
Idiot: Self Portrait

Henri Gaudier-Brzeska

On display

Production date
1912
Medium
bronze
Size (h x w)
178 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1956
Accession no
1956/33
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Still Life with Guitar, Bottle of Bass and Fruit
Still Life with Guitar, Bottle of Bass and Fruit

Henri Hayden

On display

Production date
1918
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
813 x 533 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1958
Accession no
1958/1
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La Ferme (The Farm)
La Ferme (The Farm)

Roderic O'Conor

On display

Production date
circa 1892
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
489 x 609 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1958
Accession no
1958/13
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Not on display

Seascape
Seascape

Armand Guillaumin

Production date
Unknown
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
543 x 652 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1959
Accession no
1959/17/1
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Torso in Metal from the 'Rock Drill'
Torso in Metal from the 'Rock Drill'

Jacob Epstein

On display

Production date
1913-1916
Medium
bronze
Size (h x w)
730 x 640 x 340 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1961
Accession no
1961/8
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Torso II (Torcello)
Torso II (Torcello)

Barbara Hepworth

On display

Production date
1958
Medium
bronze
Size (h x w)
900 x 520 x 150 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of George Wooller, 1963
Accession no
1963/17
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Shell-Fish, Zither and Ace of Hearts
Shell-Fish, Zither and Ace of Hearts

Louis Marcoussis

On display

Production date
1928
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
654 x 997 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1966
Accession no
1966/1
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Orange bush
Orange bush

Ivon Hitchens

On display

Production date
1955
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
505 x 1045 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Mr Alfred Douglas George Glass, 1979
Accession no
1979/17
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Verre et Pichet
Verre et Pichet

Pablo Picasso

On display

Production date
24 Jul 1944
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
330 x 413 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, on loan from the Thanksgiving Foundation
Accession no
L1999/15
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Torse noir assis
Torse noir assis

Alexander Archipenko

On display

Production date
1909
Medium
bronze
Size (h x w)
375 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1948
Accession no
M1948/1
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Titirangi cupboard door
Titirangi cupboard door

Colin McCahon

On display

Production date
circa 1953
Medium
oil on plywood
Size (h x w)
685 x 545 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Jacqueline Amoamo, 2004
Accession no
2004/42
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The Spanish Well, Purbeck
The Spanish Well, Purbeck

Frances Hodgkins

On display

Production date
1945
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
670 x 646 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Mr P D Hodgkins, 1959
Accession no
1959/14/1
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Night Studio (for PG)
Night Studio (for PG)

James Ross

On display

Production date
2005
Medium
oil, pencil, toughened glass
Size (h x w)
418 x 410 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2005
Accession no
C2005/1/37/1
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Not on display

Untitled
Untitled

Gordon Walters

Production date
1989
Medium
acrylic on canvas
Size (h x w)
1020 x 762 x 34 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2011
Accession no
C2011/1/10/2
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Construction No. 3
Construction No. 3

Geoff Thornley

On display

Production date
1985
Medium
oil on board
Size (h x w)
867 x 670 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2012
Accession no
C2012/1/17/1
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Dervish
Dervish

Gretchen Albrecht

On display

Production date
1983
Medium
acrylic on canvas
Size (h x w)
1530 x 3060 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1983
Accession no
C1994/1/100