Artwork 202: New Zealand republican flag (study 3)

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© Jose D. Pérezgonzález. All rights reserved.

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Title New Zealand republican flag (study 3)
Artwork 202nd artwork (painting) by Jose D. Pérezgonzález
Date 10th 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 third study on a flag for unity in New Zealand (Aotearoatanga), which could also double as a republican flag. The flag is based on both the actual flag of New Zealand and the Tino Rangatiratanga flag. In a drastic swap, the Tino Rangatiratanga flag displaces the Union flag in the canton of New Zealand's national flag, everything else remaining the same.
…This flag is overtly "republican". The meaning of the flag, if one is needed, is, thus, the unity of a republican country with a historical "dual" settlement: the indigenous people, the Māori, represented by the Tino Rangatiratanga flag, and the people who came after them, the Pakeha, which brought territorial and political unity, and peace. The Southern Cross represents the location of New Zealand in the Southern Hemisphere.
…This design is overtly republican in the sense that the Māori emblem has displaced the colonial one in a way which is obvious and unmistakable. It doesn't necessarily make for a satisfying flag, but its political connotations are quite obvious.
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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