Monday, June 25, 2012

Maori Portrait by Charles Frederick Goldie

An amazing artwork was painted by Charles Frederick Goldie. The material he used to create this painting was oil paint. He painted this in the year 1917. As you can see the name of this artwork is called Maori Portrait.

Why are we doing this I hear you ask. Well we are doing this because an art gallery is coming up. Because we are the year 7&8 extension class we should be able to stand out. If you want to find more pictures like this come to the Pt England hall at 9:00 a.m to 7:00 p.m. The art gallery is opened on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. When people walk past the extension part of the hall, I want them to see that we have been working hard for the past weeks and that Charles Goldie was a talented artist.

When I first saw this painting the first word that came in my head was ‘realistic.’ Looking at this painting reminds me of my grandparents, because of this mans wrinkles. If I was the artist of this artwork, I would call it ‘Getting Ready For War.’

After looking at this amazing painting, it made me want to paint my own version like it. The most difficult bit for me though was doing the shading. It was quite hard to get the right colour. The most easy part was drawing the background. This artwork has made me want to find out more about his moko. Where does it come from? What does it mean? What is it supposed to represent?
This is what the end result looks like.
Hope you like it!

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