The Carver and the Artist: Māori Art in the Twentieth Century
This investigation into modernist Maori art examines the key artists of the period, such as Arnold Wilson, Para Matchitt, and Selwyn Muru, and others who helped establish a visual response to the rapid urbanization of Maori lands and culture throughout the mid-20th century. Additional research offers insight into the Maori renaissance of the 1970s and how their art served as a means to refocus and preserve their cultural traditions in the face of modern expansion. Art lovers and collectors alike will enjoy this accessible look into an exciting period of Indigenous and Oceanic art. Beautiful photographs of the rarely seen carved artworks, many of which have not yet been published, complement the research.
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6. Taranaki 7. Ngati Awa - Tangaroa. 8. Ngati Tarawhai. 9. Tuourangi. 10. Ngati
Whakaue. 11. Ngati Porou (style of Hoani Ngatai). 12. Ngati Porou (style of Hoani
Ngatoto). 13. Ngati Porou (style of Tamati Ngakaho school) 14. Rongowhakaata.
'In this instance', writes Brown, 'it appears that the School's definition of "tradition"
was style driven and not based on a faithful reconstruction of the past'.75 Another
effect of the importance of the concept of style is in the development of a kind ...
'Many changes have taken place in Maori art styles since pakeha people first
arrived in New Zealand. Often, on the surface, there appears to be little in
common between ancient work . . . And that of the present time. Yet links exist,
and even ...
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