We Still Are, We Still Are!; Allie EAGLE; 1996; 837

Name/Title

We Still Are, We Still Are!

About this object

A watercolour and encaustic painting on a rectangular wooden support with a rounded top and bottom edge featuring an image of a naked woman pushing aside an unframed landscape painting inscribed 'Anakiwa Queen Charlotte Sound 1872'. The painting depicts two male figures next to a tree stump. They appear to be discussing or 'surveying' the land and this detail of the art work is an appropriation of a John Kinder watercolour of the same title.

This art work is intended as a feminist challenge to the tradition of colonial landscape painting and the glorification of environmental despoiltation - 'denuding' - as 'progress'. There is an inscription in the bottom right corner that reads "We still are, we still are" claims that these processes continue today.

Maker

Allie EAGLE

Date Made

1996

Medium and Materials

Watercolour and encaustic wax on wood

Place Made

Auckland

Subject and Association Keywords

Portraits/Female

Subject and Association Keywords

Landscapes

Subject and Association Keywords

Portraits/Nude

Subject and Association Keywords

Colonial

Subject and Association Keywords

Landscapes/Hills

Subject and Association Keywords

Flora/Tree

Subject and Association Keywords

Feminism

Subject and Association Keywords

New Zealand/South Island/Marlborough/Marlborough Sounds

Credit Line

Purchased in 1996

Object Type

Painting

Object number

837

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

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Tags
Colonial
Female Portraits
Feminism
Flora
Hills
Landscapes
Nude
Portraits
Tree

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