The Splendid Land
- Art Funded
- 200 x 200 cm
- Gow Langsford Gallery
Looking at Pacific histories of encounter and empire, and inspired specifically by the voyages of Captain Cook and their legacies, Pules work is impressive both for its sheer artistic accomplishment, and for the subtlety of the artists engagement with historical issues. It encourages us to understand colonial encounters as strange, creative, fertile, and dangerous. Pule does not simply censure the navigator or engage in some facile re-appropriation. He instead evokes confusing and ambiguous scenes, involving both communication and conflict, gift-giving and violence, particularly through detailed drawings that form elements of these paintings, that are inspired by sketches by Cook voyage artists such as William Hodges and John Webber.
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