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|Self-portrait 1966||Journey, Wellington 1962||Woman Sketching AD1965 1965|
|Moon, July 6th 1965||Moon, July 7th 1965||Moon, July 8th 1965|
|Moon, July 9th 1965||Moon, July 10th 1965||Moon, July 10th 1965|
|Moon, July 11th 1965||Moon, July 11th 1965||Moon, July 12th 1965|
|Moon, July 14th 1965||Moon, July 16th 1965||Moon, July 17th 1965|
|Growth 1968||Sunset, London 1958||Moon (Leaf Series) 1965|
|Space circa 1965||Autumn circa 1963||Tulip fields, Holland circa 1959|
|Study for memorial mural, Napier Girls’ High School 1960||Study for memorial mural, Napier Girls’ High School 1960||Study for memorial mural, Napier Girls’ High School 1960|
Moon (Leaf Series)
Moon (Leaf Series) 1965
oil on hardboard, 300 x 365 mm
This is one of a group of works in which Rita Angus experiments with greatly magnified images from nature. The painting, she commented, is a view ‘seen through the eye of a caterpillar’.
Angus shows a plant silhouetted against a glowing moon, set among the rooftops of her Wellington neighbourhood. Like her other works from this period, the painting combines the familiar with the strange.
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