(1930 - 1977)
Colin McCahon was active/lived in New Zealand. Colin McCahon is known for painting and sculpture.
Biography Colin McCahon
Reflecting McCahon's increasingly dispirited state during the closing
years of his vast and prodigious career, a
final series of four works, drawing upon texts from Ecclesiastes,
poignantly illustrate the artist's ultimate collapse of faith in faith itself.
In stark contrast to the majority of his oeuvre which had hitherto
optimistically asserted a 'Victory over Death', now - consumed by
heavy drinking and bitterness at years of public misunderstanding and
denigration, as well as an increasing paranoia and suspicion of even
long-time supporters, and most fundamentally, his debilitating battle
against dementia - McCahon emphasized the futility of human effort
and indeed, profound uncertaint
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