McCahon chronology

A DigitalNZ Story by Courtney Johnston

An attempt to lay out paintings by Colin McCahon contained within DigitalNZ in chronological order, so as to satisfy an intellectual itch about colour progressions. Somewhat marred by Date not being a particularly well structured or well catalogued piece of metadata (and my eye being +/-5 years for dating works). And the blog post that goes with this set http://best-of-3.blogspot.co.nz/2013/07/maps.html

Composition.

University of Otago

Taieri Mouth.

University of Otago

Brighton.

University of Otago

Botanical Gardens, Dunedin.

University of Otago

Untitled.

University of Otago

Chair.

University of Otago

Landscape Marahau.

University of Otago

Otago Harbour.

University of Otago

Upper Moutere, Nelson

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

[Carter Observatory, Kelburn]

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Ruby Bay

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Bathers, Motueka River

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Spring, Ruby Bay

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

The lamp in my studio

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Otago Peninsula

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Crucifixion.

University of Otago

A candle in a dark room

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Entombment (after Titian)

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

The Marys at the Tomb

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

The King of the Jews

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

The Valley of Dry Bones

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

The Angel of the Annunciation

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Christ taken from the Cross

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

The Promised Land

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Takaka: night and day

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Crucifixion

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Annunciation

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Saint Veronica

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Easter morning

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Virgin and Child

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

The Marys at the Tomb

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Virgin and Child as a lamp

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Six days in Nelson and Canterbury

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Double portrait

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

French Bay

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Christ supported by Angels

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

North Canterbury landscape

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Kauri

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Towards Auckland 5

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

House in trees, Titirangi

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Titirangi landscape

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

The illumination of festivals

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

French Bay

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

I and Thou

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Whale Beach II

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

French Bay, Titirangi

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

French Bay, Titirangi

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Titirangi

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Titirangi

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Madonna and Child

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

French Bay

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Northland panels

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

The curtain of Solomon.

University of Otago

The curtain of Solomon.

University of Otago

Will he save him?

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Golden

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Elias triptych

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Cross

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

I one

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Rocks at French Bay

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Gate 1

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Gate 10

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Headland with simple shapes

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Gate 15: Black diagonal

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Sketch

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Northland

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Here I give thanks to Mondrian

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Gate: Waioneke

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Waioneke

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

How is the hammer broken

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Upper corners off, the second large gate

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Yellow and black landscape

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Yellow and black landscape

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Northland

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Northland

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

The Second Gate Series

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Landscape theme and variations (series A)

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Landscape theme and variations (series B)

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Landscape theme and variations (E)

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Waterfall

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Large waterfall

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

The first waterfall

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Waterfall

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Caltex 4

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Caltex 2

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

XP

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Io

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Black landscape

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Easter landscape: triptych

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Eleven: His crucifixion

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Three: His first fall

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Seven: His second fall

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Twelve: His death on the Cross

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Nine: His third fall

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Two: The Cross is laid upon Him

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Ten: He is stripped of His Garments

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

One: Christ is condemned to death

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Thirteen: His Body is taken down from the Cross

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Fourteen: He is laid in the Tomb

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Four: He meets His Blessed Mother

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Six: His face is wiped by Veronica

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

North Otago

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

North Otago landscape 4

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Still life with altar III

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Still life with altar IV

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Still life with altar I

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Altar - still life

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Visible mysteries no. 1

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Visible Mysteries no. 8

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Victory over death

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

O Lord I will be mindful of thy justice alone

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Dominus Vobiscum

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

May the operation of this heavenly gift

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Is it lawful to cure on the Sabbath

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

All eyes on Nazareth, please

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

I the prisoner in the Lord

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Anyone who lives on milk

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Please may I go out

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

The lark's song

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Ahipara

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

A painting for Uncle Frank

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Are there not twelve hours of daylight

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

A grain of wheat

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Necessary protection

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

A poem of Kaipara Flat

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

The view from the top of the cliff

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Necessary protection

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Te Whiti, Tohu

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Muriwai: Necessary Protection

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Moby Dick is sighted off Muriwai beach

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Necessary protection

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

The Large Jump

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Jump E1

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Jump E9

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Jump E18

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Jump E30

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Jump E25

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Jump E24

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Comet (F8, F9, F10)

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

A3

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Clouds 3

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Clouds 9

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Teaching aids 3

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Rocks in the sky, series 2, no. 7

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Noughts and crosses, series 1, no. 1

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Nought and crosses, series 2, no. 4

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Angels and bed no. 4 : Hi-fi

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Angels and bed no. 2

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Scared

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Mondrian's last chrysanthemum

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Angels and bed no. 6: Close

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Imprisonment and Reprieve

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

May His Light Shine (Tau Cross)

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

A Letter to Hebrews

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa