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Tony Fomison, 'Each must decide' (2nd of 2)

Tony Fomison, 'Each must decide'

The distorted faces emerging out of a dark background, the surreal moonlight and the challenging title were all characteristic of Tony Fomison's paintings. This one was completed in the early 1970s and shows influences of both his teacher, the expressionist Rudolf Gopas, and, in the colour palette, of Colin McCahon.

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Oil on cotton on board by Tony Fomison

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Jock Phillips, 'Painting - Expressionism and postmodernism', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/45908/tony-fomison-each-must-decide (accessed 3 April 2020)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 22 Oct 2014