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Day Model, Wellington; Toss WOOLLASTON; 1969; 480

Day Model, Wellington; Toss WOOLLASTON; 1969; 480
Day Model, Wellington
About this object
A highly abstract figure study in pastel colours with wide areas of watercolour wash with bleeded edges.
Date Made
Medium and Materials
Watercolour on paper
Place Made
Subject and Association Keywords
New Zealand/North Island/Wellington
Subject and Association Description
This is one of a series of Wellington day model studies in the Woollaston 101 collection. Portraiture was an important element in Woollaston's work and he continued to develop it throughout his career. He described his approach as observing the subject "sometimes for quite a long time, till I find their most natural attitudes and movements. I do not copy their actual physical movements...but I have a rich means of suggesting them - the lean and tilt of the different planes and volumes in contrasting directions..." (Barnett, 1991, p.67).

The Peter McLeavey Gallery had opened in Wellington in 1968 with an exhibition of Woollaston's works. This was a turning point for Woollaston. Sales, now entrusted to his dealers, came at a comfortable rate and he was able to concentrate on producing new works.

Woollaston Davies Collection
Credit Line
Gifted by the artist in 1979
Object Type
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