Monday, June 25, 2012

Charles Frederick Goldie

So this term in Extension, we have been studying about Charles Frederick Goldie.We had to Reproduce one of his paintings.Here is my Artwork.

Blurb: Charles Frederick Goldie, a painter that has greatly influenced me.The artwork I reproduced is called Goldie & Lindauer: Approaching Portraiture.It was painted in 1915.The person featured in this painting is Tamati Waka Nene.A Ngati Parou chief, Who also signed the Treaty of Waitangi.I tryed my best to detail this picture to my potential.

Man in the painting: of the painting:Approaching Portraiture
ii.subject of the painting:Ngapuhi Chief
iii.setting of painting:Among Mountains
iv.materials used for painting:Oil on canvas

i.Full name:Tamati Waka Nene
ii.DOB:1785 Died 4th August 1871
iii.Birthplace:Bay of Islands
iv.Family - siblings:  Parents:Father-Tapua Brother-Patuone Home:  Spouse:Ihapera-had died in 1837

Goldie: Background Info:
Full Name:Charles Frederick Goldie.   
DOB.20 October 1870
Birthplace:Auckland, New Zealand

Moko:A tradition of maori, and to show their pride of their language and culture.  Matthew Ryan 23 May 2012

Its to show who they are, to symbol themself.Been going on for over 200 years.

1.What things do you see in this picture?
Tamati Waka Nene. Very good details, The moko has very thin lines. Background

2.What words would you use to describe this painting?
Talented owners.Nice variety of colours.Detailed.Skill.Culture.Pride

3.What does this painting remind you of?
My great sibling’s, doing the haka and standing with much pride.

4.What things do you recognize in this painting? What things seems new to you?
A:that he is a great chief and leader. B:His leader staff.His eyes have now fear.

5.What title would you give this painting?
a.The Ngapuhi Chief.
What made you decide on that title?
b.His grip to his leader staff and his eyes show no fear.

6.What other titles would you give it?
The great Tamati Waka Nene.

7.If this paintings could make sounds, what sounds would it make?
Cheers for our great leader.And Tamati speaking maori to his villagers.

8.Pretend you are inside this painting.What does this feel like?
Cheering that we have such a great chief.A tsunami of all cultured people cheering .


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    1. This is such a stunning piece of work Matthew. I have no doubt that your whanau are now enjoying on your wall at home. It was pleasure watching you work on this project - you were so engrossed in getting it right. I've enjoyed reading your responses and suggestions above. Well done Matthew. You've worked very hard on this one.
      Mrs Tele'a


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