Rita Angus is one of the greatest New Zealand artists of the 20th century. Fifty years after her death, thisExhibitionwill be the first to take her groundbreaking vision beyond her home country.
In her native New Zealand, Rita Angus (1908-1970) is an icon. Inspiring generations of artists and fans, her paintings have come off the traditional art of the time, which was based on European tradition and dominated by a nostalgic view of Britain.
Instead, Angus has developed a new visual style - with clear contours and a flat, unmodulated color - that has become a symbol of New Zealand's natural beauty and independent spirit.