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By Deborah Shepard

This attention-grabbing examine artists and their intimate companions takes 9 recognized New Zealand and explores the various facets in their lives—particularly how the presence of an inventive better half or soul mate affects the paintings they produce. Combining the pleasures of gossip with information regarding how those artists have carried out their lives, this illuminates the various issues present in the artists' work, poems, and flicks that revolve round their companions and the lines of manufacturing critical paintings in a small and remoted kingdom. The contain Gil and Pat Hanly, Colin and Anne McCahon, Sylvia and Peter Siddell, Frances Hodgkins and D. ok. Richmond, James okay. Baxter and Jacquie Sturm, Kendrick Smithyman and Mary Stanley, Rudall and Ramai Hayward, Toss and Edith Woollaston, and Meg and Alister te Ariki Campbell. All instructed, 9 painters, six poets, filmmakers, and a photographer are included.

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1978), photograph. toss woollaston archive, museum of new zealand te papa tongarewa Edith Woollaston died in 1987, aged eighty-two. Even in the last months of her life, when her health was failing, her chief concern was for Toss and his wellbeing. This was entirely typical: what mattered most in her life would always be her husband and his work. In this respect, the Woollastons’ creative partnership was one-sided. But Edith was also a woman with a ‘passionate sense of privacy’,39 and we should not underestimate the pleasures of a private art for such a person, an art shared with family and friends.

Eschewing the conventional notion of the painting as a ‘window on the world’, Cézanne was exploring fictive rather than real space. Poppies also reveals Anne’s understanding of the way Post-Impressionists like Vincent van Gogh had been influenced by Japanese woodcut prints. As in a ukiyo-e print, forms have been arranged asymmetrically, and brought uncomfortably close to the picture plane. In another still life, Auriculas (1941),10 Anne once again experimented successfully with asymmetrical elements and a tilted picture plane.

27 Much could be made of the image of the male artist cutting up his wife’s work, and Toss did tend to regard Edith as a hobbyist rather than a serious painter. But within these limits he was not unsympathetic to her work. Z. Rota), which you must see some time. We’ve just spent an hour . . going through things stored and finding Edith’s drawings, which I now like more than ever before. 28 He took pride in telling London friends that his wife’s sketches were at least as good. Edith was a person of modest ambition; she was never ‘preoccupied with exclusive theories’.

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