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The New Zealand painters Frances Hodgkins, Grace Joel, and Dorothy Kate Richmond were all influenced by the radical new style of painting that developed in France in the late 1800s – impressionism.
Despite New Zealand’s distance from the movement’s centre in Paris, the three artists were able to develop their understanding of impressionist innovations through study at home and travel abroad. Working in oil and watercolour, they applied the new emphasis on light and colour to the figure – capturing the radiant innocence of childhood and the windswept, sun-bleached freedom of modern life.
See the exhibition Colour & Light: Impressionism from France & America in Te Ihomatua | Gallery on 4 until 12 January 2014. Admission charges apply.