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Curator Rebecca Rice on Petrus van der Velden's <EM>Storm at Wellington Heads</EM>

<P>New Zealand's majestic, rugged landscape inspired Dutch artist Petrus van der Velden to paint in a radically raw and emotional style. Te Papa commemorates 100 years since his death with an exhibition <EM>Petrus van der Velden: Art of two halves</EM></A> in <EM>Ng&#257; Toi | Arts Te Papa</EM>. <P data-associrn="38354"></P>

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Storm at Wellington Heads

Petrus van der Velden, Storm at Wellington Heads, circa 1908, oil on canvas,
Gift of the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, 1936.
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