Dating painting by s walters
It reflected the obvious influence of Mäori köwhaiwhai and tä moko, but also of Oceanic art in general.
To this potent mix he added a sophisticated understanding of geometric abstraction, with its ideas of clarity and structure, interest in the relationship of figure and ground, and the needfor precise technique.
Different in number, the black and white forms have the same visual weight, thanks to Walters' understanding of positive and negative effects and his subtle tempering of their spacing.
Walters continued to work with the koru over the next three decades, exploring every possible variation of the motif to produce one of the most consistent bodies of painting in New Zealand art.
"Supplement: The Sins of Sadiqi’s Old Age." In Persian Painting from the Mongols to the Qajars. The Courts of India: Indian Miniatures from the Collection of the Fondation Custodia, Paris.Nathaniel Hawthorne, author of "The Scarlet Letter" (1850), regarded this painting, which William Walters commissioned from Merle in 1859, as the finest illustration of his novel.Set in Puritan Boston, the novel relates how Hester Prynne was publicly disgraced and condemned to wear a scarlet letter "A" for adultery.Arthur Dimmesdale, the minister who fathered her child, and Roger Chillingworth, Hester's elderly husband, appear in the background.