The hard-edged imagery of Don Binney's paintings brought praise for him in the 1960s as someone whose work expressed the characteristic hard, clear light of New Zealand. The idea that the New Zealand light differed from the mists of the old world was first suggested by Christopher Perkins and A. R. D. Fairburn in the 1930s, and was strongly endorsed by Hamish Keith and Gordon Brown in their book An introduction to New Zealand painting, which was first published in 1969.
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Oil on canvas by Don Binney
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