Independent research into Maori art history

I want to look into the meaning behind the colours, the use of painting and how art has developed throughout the Maori history

Traditional Maori Art

The colours black, red and white feature strongly in Maori art. The colour red is a symbol of mana (prestige, power, status) and is therefore often used in the decoration of important items such as the buildings and structures around a marae (courtyard where formal greetings and discussions take place) and waka (canoes).

Artists within Aotearoa:

Gordon Walters
Shane Cotton
Ralph Hotere
Colin McCahon
Darryn George
These are all somewhat contemporary artists


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