Story: Painting

Colin McCahon, 'House in trees, Titirangi' (2nd of 4)

Colin McCahon, 'House in trees, Titirangi'

Colin McCahon moved to Auckland from Christchurch in 1953 and went to live in Titirangi, in a small house surrounded by trees, with large kauri trees growing nearby. These influences were quickly reflected in his paintings, which drew on the colours and shapes of the kauri and became more geometric and cubist than in his earlier painting.

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Auckland Art Gallery – Toi o Tāmaki
Reference: 2003/50
Oil on cardboard by Colin McCahon, 1953

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Courtesy of the Colin McCahon Research and Publication Trust

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How to cite this page:

Jock Phillips, 'Painting - Nationalism and landscape painting, 1935 to 1965', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/45891/colin-mccahon-house-in-trees-titirangi (accessed 12 November 2019)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 22 Oct 2014