Takaka Hill View, Southwest; Toss WOOLLASTON; 1973; 522
Takaka Hill View, SouthwestAbout this object
A watercolour landscape study using maroon, blue, green and yellow. The painting is based on an angular composition featuring a sharply graded ridge line terminating in a spur on the left.Maker
1973Medium and Materials
Watercolour on paperSubject and Association Keywords
Watercolour landscape studies were an important part of the development of Woollaston's large oils. He described them as "a rapid medium for striking quickly – while the iron is hot, so to speak – and so I like it best in summer, when what is put down dries at once and can take more, almost as fast as I can think" (Barnett, 1991, p.77). This watercolour is one of several studies from the Takaka Hill looking in different directions that form part of the Woollaston 101 collection.
1973 was an important year for Woollaston. His retrospective, "M.T. Woollaston: Works/1933-1973" opened at the Manawatu Art Gallery under Luit Bieringa. This popular exhibition then toured the country throughout 1974.
Woollaston Davies CollectionCredit Line
Gifted by the artist in 1979Object Type
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