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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, July 7th
Moon, July 7th 1965
crayon on paper, 189 x 139 mm
In the middle of 1965, Rita Angus became fascinated by the changing form of the moon as it passed a series of planets. She rang friends in excitement – ‘Go and look at the moon!’
Angus began to make sketches at night, noting its colour, shape, and atmospheric effects. Her moon sketches and paintings continued into the following year.
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