Story: Light

Light in England (1st of 2)

Light in England

The British artist J. M. W. Turner was particularly known for his evocation of English light. He painted this work, ‘Yachting at Cowes’, in 1835. Immigrants arriving from Britain were frequently struck by the contrast between the hazy atmosphere of their homeland and the bright clarity of light in New Zealand.

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Auckland Art Gallery – Toi o Tāmaki
Oil painting by Joseph Mallord William Turner

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How to cite this page:

Jock Phillips, 'Light - Experiencing New Zealand light', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 May 2022)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 12 Jun 2006