It is expected that painters should learn from other painters, and yet it is rare to see such a natural, honest and, primarily, personal expression of gratitude. Too often we see influences as copies where only the surface aspects have been touched.  He has gone deep into Mondrian — got behind him to see what’s going on are his words — and from this has learned and absorbed certain formal aspects of painting. Not only that: through McCahon we achieve new insight into Mondrian and can…

It is expected that painters should learn from other painters, and yet it is rare to see such a natural, honest and, primarily, personal expression of gratitude. Too often we see influences as copies where only the surface aspects have been touched. He has gone deep into Mondrian — got behind him to see what’s going on are his words — and from this has learned and absorbed certain formal aspects of painting. Not only that: through McCahon we achieve new insight into Mondrian and can…

Colin McCahon, This Day a Man Is, 1970, acrylic on unstretched canvas

Colin McCahon, This Day a Man Is, 1970, acrylic on unstretched canvas

Colin McCahon, Elias triptych, 1959.  Colin McCahon (1919 - 1987), New Zealand's most significant artist, began painting in religious themes in the late 1940s.  Through the 1950s, he increasingly utilized text, including this stunning triptych as part of his Elias series, painted in 1959.

Colin McCahon, Elias triptych, 1959. Colin McCahon (1919 - 1987), New Zealand's most significant artist, began painting in religious themes in the late 1940s. Through the 1950s, he increasingly utilized text, including this stunning triptych as part of his Elias series, painted in 1959.

new zealand artist colin mccahon - Google Search

new zealand artist colin mccahon - Google Search

With a simple verbal modification Milton has thrown a very modern light on Colin McCahon's original painting.  Follow the link for full details and magnified images. Original - SOLD   Limited Edition Print  - $165

With a simple verbal modification Milton has thrown a very modern light on Colin McCahon's original painting. Follow the link for full details and magnified images. Original - SOLD Limited Edition Print - $165

Colin McCahon    Let us possess one world, May – July 1955    enamel and oil on board, 76.1 x 55.8cm    The John Weeks Trust, University of Auckland Art Collection

Colin McCahon Let us possess one world, May – July 1955 enamel and oil on board, 76.1 x 55.8cm The John Weeks Trust, University of Auckland Art Collection

A Colin McCahon painting from the One Tree Hill College Art Collection

A Colin McCahon painting from the One Tree Hill College Art Collection

Are there not twelve hours of daylight; Colin McCahon; 1970

Are there not twelve hours of daylight; Colin McCahon; 1970

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