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Nationalism debates: Frames on the land (3rd of 4)

Nationalism debates: Frames on the land

In Frames on the land: early landscape painting in New Zealand (1983) Francis Pound repudiated the view that New Zealand's 'hard, clear light' inspired a unique approach to landscape painting. Instead, he suggested that immigrant artists of the 19th-century imposed European theories and practices – 'frames' – on what they saw.

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Reference: Francis Pound, Frames on the land: early landscape painting in New Zealand. Auckland: Collins, 1983

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Rebecca Rice and Mark Williams, 'Criticism and the arts - Issues of identity, 1960s onwards', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/object/42934/nationalism-debates-frames-on-the-land (accessed 17 November 2018)

Story by Rebecca Rice and Mark Williams, published 22 Oct 2014