Young Man, I say to you Arise. ; Colin McCahon; 86/10
Young Man, I say to you Arise.
In his prolific output of work McCahon explored aspects of Christianity, using numerology and text from the bible, poetry and Te Reo among other things. McCahon asked many questions about the identity of our young country. He was especially concerned with spirituality and the faith we have, or lack thereof, in each other
Conte and wash on paper
Signed and dated lower right "Colin McCahon Sept 20' 69". On verso within a circle at top, and at bottom, 'Gordon H Brown'
H 1620 W 554mm
This work was originally given as a gift to Gordon H Brown in September 1969 by Mc Cahon for his input concerning this series of work. Brown chose which work he wanted from the series, before it was exhibited at Barry Lett Gallery. In this exhibition "almost 100 works on paper that were installed edge to edge in the gallery to create an almost hypnotic space. The 'oriental scroll' nature of the narrow panels is heightened by their exquisite calligraphy...like texts derived from sources as varied as the work of the two poets from who the above texts were borrowed: John Caselberg (Van Gogh III) and Matire Kereamea (The tail of the Fish) as well as Peter Hooper (Notes in the margin) and the 'New English Bible'." [In New Zealand Modernism – In context: Paintings from the Gibbs Collection. Ed James Ross.Pp 88] It was later purchased by The Manawatu Art Gallery from Brown.Collection
Collection of Te Manawa Art Society Inc.Credit Line
1986. Reproduced courtesy of The Colin McCahon Research and Publication Trust.Object Type
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