John Weeks

Aotearoa New Zealand, b.1886, d.1965

Still Life On Table

  • Purchased with assistance from the Ballantyne Bequest and the Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council, 1969
  • Reproduced courtesy of the Peter O´Connor Collection
  • Gouache on paper
  • 615 x 718mm
  • 69/673
  • c. 1948-c. 1949

In the exhibition Art Detectives (20 October 2006 - 25 March 2007) this work appeared with the following label: Sixty years ago, when this artwork was made, John Weeks was one of New Zealand’s leading modern artists. He was especially known for his interest in Cubism, where objects are shown broken into different shapes and forms. In this work, Weeks has drawn and painted boldly to create a strong, balanced arrangement of light and dark, colour and line.