Rita Angus Portrait of Betty Curnow 1942, oil on canvas
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, purchased 1970
I went to see the Rita Angus exhibition at Te Papa in Wellington on Monday (I was there on business and I had a spare hour). I adore her art, always have, but I must admit I have only seen a small sample of her work. Until now. It was amazing to walk through the gallery seeing her pictures in each stage of her life, feels hard to describe it right now though. Except to say she painted with a honest and idealist take that inspired me. I will be spending quite a bit of time at the exhibition when it comes to Christchurch.