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Gypsies at Home – John Weeks

$5,850.00

 

John Weeks OBE (1886-1965)

John Weeks, born in Devonshire, England, emigrated to NZ when he was a child. Weeks was one of the most influential staff members at the Elam Art School of the University of Auckland, where he taught from 1930 to 1954.

I BELIEVE

That technical skill is much overrated in painting and that the not unnatural desire to emulate closely the appearance of nature usually forces the medium beyond its limits – and frequently ends in superficiality. Nature is nature and must be accepted as such.
That paint is pigment and has its very definite limitations. Best results are obtained when these limitations are observed and respected.

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Additional information

Title

Gypsies at Home

Artist

John Weeks

Date

1967

Medium

Tempera on board

Image Dimensions

315mm W x 240mm H

Framing

Framed

Framed Dimensions

465mm W x 385mm H

Provenance

Provenance – Private collection Auckland

Listing Details

John Weeks OBE (1886-1965)

John Weeks, born in Devonshire, England, emigrated to NZ when he was a child. Weeks was one of the most influential staff members at the Elam Art School of the University of Auckland, where he taught from 1930 to 1954.

I BELIEVE

That technical skill is much overrated in painting and that the not unnatural desire to emulate closely the appearance of nature usually forces the medium beyond its limits – and frequently ends in superficiality. Nature is nature and must be accepted as such.
That paint is pigment and has its very definite limitations. Best results are obtained when these limitations are observed and respected.

Want to see this work on the wall at your house? Send us an image of your blank wall and we can create a mockup of the work in situ.

NZ artbroker offers free shipping throughout New Zealand, it is all covered in the purchase price! If you are overseas, please contact us and we can negotiate shipping to wherever you are.

We want to enable ALL art lovers the chance to build their collection. NZ artbroker members can layby on any work, over a period of up to 6 months. Get in touch with us now and we can discuss payment terms to suit your budget.

All our members get 7 days exclusive access to purchase these works before they become available to everyone else.

If you have any other questions please get in touch with us directly on enquiries@nzartbroker.com, we would love to help!