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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|
Woman Sketching AD1965
Woman Sketching AD1965 1965
oil on hardboard, 600 x 590 mm
Anthony and Kristin Arthur collection
In this unusual picture, a woman is surrounded by images from Rita Angus’s home environment in Wellington – a cat, an easel, a tree, the moon, and the artist’s house.
Angus painted this work as a tribute to the ancient Egyptian art that had interested her since the 1930s. The pose of the figure, the arrangement of the images, and the flat, empty background all recall the decoration on Egyptian tombs.
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