Artwork 200: New Zealand republican flag (study 1)

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© Jose D. Pérezgonzález. All rights reserved.

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Title New Zealand republican flag (study 1)
Artwork 200th artwork (painting) by Jose D. Pérezgonzález
Date 6th December 2010
Type object (flag)
Support unstretched canvas, 510gsm (15oz) premium cotton duck by The Canvas Company, WH 50x25cm (20"x10")
Format irregular
Display free-standing, as a flag1
Dynamism static
Media acrylics, Winsor & Newton's Finity Artists' Acrylic Colour
Style brush painting
Others
Code NZ/005-024/245-100

…This is a first study on a flag for unity in New Zealand (Aotearoatanga), which could also double as a republican flag. Unity encompasses all people leaving in New Zealand as an alternative to a separation between Māori people and the rest of the population. Thus, the flag is based on both, the actual flag of New Zealand and the Tino Rangatiratanga flag. The Tino Rangatiratanga flag provides the background design for the flag while the national flag provides the blue (which substitutes the black of Tino Rangatiratanga) and the Southern Cross, while dispensing with the British flag in the canton.
…The meaning of the flag is, thus, one of unity of "two" peoples in the same country. The red represents the indigenous people, the Māori, and the basis of New Zealand's most recognizable cultural elements (haka, moko, hongi, koru, etc). The blue represents the people who came after, the Pakeha and, by inclusion, modern immigrants, as well. White represents the meeting of both peoples and the Treaty of Waitangi. The Southern Cross represents the location of New Zealand in the Southern Hemisphere.
…The main limitation of this unity flag is that it resembles the flag of Yugoslavia, among other regional flags, and, thus, is not readily identifiable as New Zealand's.
Theme
Beauty
Body
Ethnic
Global village
Great masters
Hue -blue *
-green
-orange
-red *
Theme
Hue -violet
-yellow
Nature
People
Spiritual
Tone -darks
-greys
-whites *
21st century
Category
Colour *
Line
Structure *
Composition
Deconstruction
Single *
Series *
Unique
Abstract
Abstraction
Realistic *2

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© Jose D. Pérezgonzález. All rights reserved.