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Central Otago landscape
Central Otago landscape 1940
oil on canvas, 416 x 537 mm
The Hocken Collections, Uare Taoka o Hakena, University of Otago
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Rita Angus painted this landscape as an experiment. She returned to her art-school style of short, textured brush strokes, working in a manner that recalls the work of the French artist Paul Cézanne. She wanted to see what difference this style would make to the finished work.
Angus didn’t consider the experiment a success, and she returned to the sharp, clear style that she had already developed.
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