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Fog, Hawke's Bay
Fog, Hawke’s Bay 1966-68
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oil on hardboard, 597 x 889 mm
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, purchased 1969
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On an early morning bus trip to Napier, Rita Angus watched the fog shroud the landscape. She made the first sketches for this painting there and then.
Angus wanted to create a sense of movement in Fog, Hawke’s Bay. She suggests the sensation of travelling through the landscape – buildings glimpsed from different angles, sudden changes in the weather, and vehicles disappearing into the distance.
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