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John Bevan Ford: bringing a Maori world to life

A harmony of coloured strokes, interlacing lines that form mountainous landscapes, sketch stylised silhouettes, draw dugout canoes sailing on the sea, compose large 'capes' that spread out in the sky. The painted works of Maori artist John Bevan Ford are immediately recognisable. They are peaceful and harmonious, and the many symbols in them arouse curiosity. In this article, CASOAR gives you some keys to read them. Read More