Kōrero: Sculpture and installation art

'La Nouvelle Zélande'

'La Nouvelle Zélande'

In 'La Nouvelle Zélande' (1938) Margaret Butler followed the European convention of characterising a country by a symbolic female figure. To represent New Zealand she chose to use the figure of a young Māori woman in a calm but assertive pose which conveys a sense of strength and majesty.

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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Reference: 1950-0016-9
Sculpture by Margaret Butler

Permission of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Mark Stocker, 'Sculpture and installation art - Sculpture in the early 20th century', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/object/41966/la-nouvelle-zelande (accessed 29 February 2020)

He kōrero nā Mark Stocker, i tāngia i te 22 Oct 2014