Kōrero: Painting

Tony Fomison, 'Each must decide' (2 o 2)

Tony Fomison, 'Each must decide'

The distorted faces emerging out of a dark background, the surreal moonlight and the challenging title were all characteristic of Tony Fomison's paintings. This one was completed in the early 1970s and shows influences of both his teacher, the expressionist Rudolf Gopas, and, in the colour palette, of Colin McCahon.

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Oil on cotton on board by Tony Fomison

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Jock Phillips, 'Painting - Expressionism and postmodernism', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/45908/tony-fomison-each-must-decide (accessed 22 September 2020)

He kōrero nā Jock Phillips, i tāngia i te 22 Oct 2014