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            Victory over Death: The Art of Colin McCahon
             

            Victory over Death: The Art of Colin McCahon (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Butler, Rex; Simmons, Laurence

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            Perhaps at the origin of all thinking about culture lies the question of the afterlife. The artist makes their work hoping that it will live on after their death. The critic reads or looks at the work wondering whether a future audience will engage with it. Victory over Death: Th...e Art of Colin McCahon takes up this question of the afterlife of the work of art by looking at the work of the New Zealand painter Colin McCahon, who is often described as one of the most important Australasian artists of the twentieth century. Imagine for a moment being a great artist in faraway and culturally marginal New Zealand in the 1950s. The audience for your work does not yet exist. You are destined to die unknown. So, what does McCahon do? He makes work as do all the artists we remember for a future audience. It is they who will grant him eternal life. It is they who will allow him to live on. In this, as McCahon well knew, he was like Jesus, who similarly lives on through his Apostles. And this act of religious transmission increasingly becomes the real subject of McCahons work. Just as he becomes an Apostle of Christ, so we become Apostles of McCahon. And in so doing, McCahon tells us something profound about art, whose truth would lie not so much in what it tells us as in its act of telling. McCahons Victory over death 2 (1970), a huge black and white painting featuring the words I AM and evocative of the cloudy mountains of New Zealand, is now in the National Gallery of Australia, where it and Jackson Pollocks Blue Poles (1952) are regarded as the two most significant works in the collection. It is a painting about the resurrection of Christ, but every time someone stands before the painting and looks at it is also McCahon who is granted a certain victory over death. Victory over Death: The Art of Colin McCahon seeks to speak of this small miracle of art and the particular life or even afterlife it grants both the artist and their audience.
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            ISBN 9781922464750
            Published NZ 1 Nov 2021
            Publisher Monash University Publishing
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            The Artist's Manual: The Definitive Art Sourcebook: Media, Materials, Tools, and Techniques
             

            The Artist's Manual: The Definitive Art Sourcebook: Media, Materials, Tools, and Techniques (Hardback)

            By Pepper, Rob

            • RRP: $60.71
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            The one-stop handbook of everything you need to know to get the most out of your passion for art This book delivers what you need to become a more confident, creative artist - whatever your level of skill or experience. It's like having your very own studio assistant. Designed fo...r modern artists who take inspiration from and make connections between different art traditions and techniques, The Artist's Manual covers drawing and painting; ceramics, sculpture, and printmaking; as well as newer areas such as digital art and animation. Brush up on basic know-how such as choosing the right tool, mixing watercolors, preparing a canvas, or mastering image-manipulation software. Learn how to glaze a pot, screenprint in halftones, or use perspective to bring drawings to life. Try mosaic, fresco, linocut, digital collage, and much more. Equipment, materials, and methods are fully explained and beautifully illustrated - there's everything you need to enjoy making art to the fullest and take your creativity to the next level.
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            ISBN 9780241483855
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age Adults / General
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            Joanna Margaret Paul: Imagined in the context of a room
              

            Joanna Margaret Paul: Imagined in the context of a room (Hardback)

            By Hammonds, Lucy

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            A significant publication that accompanies a major retrospective exhibition of the same name developed by Dunedin Public Art Gallery in partnership with the Sarjeant Art Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Joanna Margaret Paul is one of the major figures of our recent art hist...ory - an innovative and experimental artist who has found great resonance with a contemporary generation in Aotearoa New Zealand. This exhibition spans the full arc of Joanna's career, celebrates her connection to many places across New Zealand, and the multi-disciplinary nature of her creative vision. This generously illustrated publication features new essays by the exhibition's curators Lauren Gutsell, Lucy Hammonds and Greg Donson, who were joined in this project by writers Pascal Harris, Emma Bugden, Andrea Bell and Joanna Osborne.
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            ISBN 9780994135377
            Published NZ 1 Jan 2021
            Publisher NZ / SP Author Self Published
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            House & Contents: 2022
              

            House & Contents: 2022 (Paperback)

            By O'Brien, Gregory

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            • Pub Date
              9 Feb 22

            A remarkable collection of poetry and paintings by acclaimed Wellington poet Gregory O'Brien.

            ISBN 9781869409647
            Published NZ 9 Feb 2022
            Publisher Auckland University Press
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            Fresh Paint: Discover Your Unique Creative Style Through 100 Small Mixed-Media Paintings

            Fresh Paint: Discover Your Unique Creative Style Through 100 Small Mixed-Media Paintings (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Bowley, Flora; Lynx, Lynzee

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            Inspired by the authors' popular online course, Fresh Paint is a collection of lessons, prompts, and exercises that offer a deep dive into the practice of finding your style in the process of making 100 small mixed-media paintings.

            ISBN 9780760370681
            Released NZ 17 Aug 2021
            Publisher Quarry Books
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            Questions I Have Asked Myself
             

            Questions I Have Asked Myself (Paperback)

            By Millar, Judy

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            A monograph by internationally recognised New Zealand painter, Judy Millar.

            ISBN 9780473576462
            Published NZ 2 Aug 2021
            Publisher Point Publishing Limited
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            Watercolor Botanical Garden: A Modern Approach to Painting Bold Flowers and Plants
             

            Watercolor Botanical Garden: A Modern Approach to Painting Bold Flowers and Plants (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Eskandari, Rachel

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            • Pub Date
              1 Mar 22

            From bright red roses to deep green cacti, this gorgeous, easy-to-follow book will show how anyone can paint luminous watercolor flowers and botanicals. --Page 4 of cover.

            ISBN 9781681987637
            Released NZ 1 Mar 2022
            Publisher Misc - NewSouth
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            Len Lye: Poems
              

            Len Lye: Poems (Paperback)

            By Horrocks, Roger; Edited by Brobbel, Paul

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            Celebrating the 120th anniversary of artist Len Lye (1901-1980), the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery and the Len Lye Foundation co-publish the first collection of the artist's poetry. Introduced and selected by Len Lye Foundation trustee and University of Auckland Professor Emeritus,... Roger Horrocks, the 42 poems collected in Poems are an exciting glimpse into the literary world of Len Lye. Internationally recognised for his pioneering experimental films and boisterous kinetic sculpture, Lye's practice included painting, photography and the written word, a multimedia practice unified around the artist's declared dedication to movement as an artistic medium. As a schoolboy in Aotearoa, Lye considered poetry to be "a lot of romanticised junk," but after moving to London in 1926 he "woke up" to poetry. Lye befriended many famous poets of the day such as Norman Cameron, Dylan Thomas, Robert Graves, Laura Riding and Gertrude Stein. They encouraged him to write because they saw something very original in his quirky style of speech.
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            ISBN 9781988543123
            Published NZ 4 Dec 2021
            Publisher GOVETT BREWSTER ART GALLERY
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            Toi Koru
              

            Toi Koru

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            The Maori master of colour and kowhaiwhai, Toi Koru presents the first major survey exhibition of paintings by Dr Sandy Adsett. Sixty paintings created over six decades, Toi Koru tracks the trajectory of Adsett's painting practice from the late 1960s to today. The exhibition feat...ures artworks from major public collections, including the National Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa and Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, as well as a new series of paintings created especially for the exhibition.
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            ISBN 1144436
            Published NZ 7 Nov 2021
            Publisher NZ / SP Author Self Published
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            Murakami T: The T-Shirts I Love

            Murakami T: The T-Shirts I Love (Hardback)

            By Murakami, Haruki; Translated by Gabriel, Philip

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            The international literary icon opens his eclectic closet: Here are photographs of Murakami's extensive and personal T-shirt collection, accompanied by essays that reveal a side of the writer rarely seen by the public.

            ISBN 9781787303195
            Released NZ 16 Nov 2021
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Language (English)
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