Large colourful portrait of a Maori
Large colourful portrait of a Maori.
ABOUT THE ARTWORK
This majestic portrait of a Maori warrior from New Zealand is a vibrant celebration of the rich Maori culture. Infused with a palette of intense colors - from warm orange and deep green to earthy browns, lush purples, royal violet, vivid red/brown, deep black, and enchanting blue - the painting exudes life and energy. With dimensions of 200x150x4 cm, this artwork is not only imposing in size but also in its ability to captivate the viewer's attention.
The emphasis on the Tā moko, the ancient facial tattoo, reinforces the cultural identity of the Maori. This permanent adornment of the face is not merely an artistic choice but a deeply rooted tradition that often reflects the life story and status of the portrayed individual. The choice of carving and scratching as a technique not only provides visual depth to the painting but also a tangible relief, setting it apart.
The sides of the painting have been painted with the same meticulous care, eliminating the need for a frame and directing full attention to the artwork itself. The subtle gloss of the varnish not only serves to protect the artwork but also enhances the intensity of the colors, adding an extra dimension.
This masterful Maori portrait is not just an artwork; it is a tribute to the deep-rooted heritage and ancient traditions of the New Zealand Maori. It invites the viewer to connect with the rich culture and history of this unique population.
High quality materials used
Easy to hang: Framing is not necessary
Acrylic varnish protects the beauty of this work
Canvas without frame
The sides of the artwork are also painted
Personally signed by the artist
The painting process
Short video: Making a painting by Frank Wagtmans