The Getty Research Institute
Research Home Tools Cutural Objects Names Authority Full Record Display
Cultural Objects Names Authority  Cultural Objects Names Authority® Full Record Display
New Search Previous Page Help
ID: 700001727Record Type: Movable Work
Images: 1
Kohatu (oil paintings (visual works); Selwyn Muru (Maori painter, sculptor, and writer, born 1939)...; 1965; Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (Wellington, Welling...; 1965-0020-1)
Note: Kohatu, painted in 1965, was shown in the Manawatu Prize for Contemporary Art exhibition in Palmerston North, from where it was purchased for the national collection. In te reo Maori, kohatu means stone. Built up from thickly textured layers of ochre paint, the surface of Kohatu is evocative of a cave interior. To this, Muru applied images abstracted from the rock art of the South Island’s Waitaha people, the oldest art forms in New Zealand. Muru used the rock art to evoke timelessness, but rather than directly reproducing the imagery, he developed his own language based on these ancient works. (Megan Tamati-Quennell, 2009)
Titles:
Kohatu (preferred,C,U,RP,English-P,U,U)
Catalog Level: item
Work Types:
oil paintings (visual works) [300033799] (preferred)
..... (Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (Hierarchy Name), Visual Works (Hierarchy Name), visual works (works), <visual works by material or technique>, paintings (visual works), <paintings by material or technique>)

Classifications:
paintings (preferred)

Creation Date: 1965

Creator Display:
Selwyn Muru (Maori painter, sculptor, and writer, born 1939) [preferred,VP]
painter Muru, Selwyn (Maori painter, sculptor, and writer, born 1939) [500123801]
Locations:
Current: Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (Wellington, Wellington region, North Island, New Zealand) [500311561] Corporate Bodies (Corp. Body)
Repository Numbers: 1965-0020-1
Credit Line: Purchased 1965
Creation: New Zealand [1000226] Oceania (continent), World (facet) (Geographic)
Display Materials: oil on hardboard
oil paint (paint) [300015050]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (Hierarchy Name), materials (matter), <materials by function>, coating (material), <coating by form>, paint (coating), <paint by composition or origin>)
hardboard [300014203]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (Hierarchy Name), materials (matter), <materials by origin>, biological material, plant material, <wood and wood products>, wood products, wood board)

Dimensions: Image: 795 (Height) x 1203 (Width) mm; Frame: 890 (Height) x 1298 (Width) x 65 (Depth) mm
Cultures:
Maori (preferred)

Style/Period/Group/Movement:
Contemporary (style of art) [300264737] (preferred,N/A)
.....(Styles and Periods Facet, Styles and Periods, <styles| periods| and cultures by general era>)

General Subject:
nonrepresentational art (preferred )

List/Hierarchical Position:
..... Top of the CONA hierarchy
.......... Movable Work
Sources and Contributors:
Kohatu........ [VP]
........ Te Papa spreadsheet (2012)
........ Te Papa online (2000-) http://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/ObjectDetails.aspx?oid=44471; accessed 15 August 2012
Subject: ....... [VP]
Note:
English ..... [VP]
..... Te Papa online (2000-) accessed 15 August 2012
New Search

Back to Top
The J. Paul Getty Trust
The J. Paul Getty Trust