The Alte Nationalgalerie displays paintings by Gottfried Lindauer (1839-1926) who recorded New Zealand's Māori culture in the late 19th- and early 20th-century.
The Berlin exhibition is significant as it is the first time that the descendants of the people depicted have given permission for the paintings to be shown outside of New Zealand, or Aotearoa as it is known in Māori culture.
Lindauer was born in 1839 in Pilsen, modern-day Czech Republic, and to this day his Māori portraits and genre paintings are all but unknown outside of New Zealand.
In 1874 Lindauer settled in Auckland, where he met his patron, the businessman Henry Partridge who tasked Lindauer with documenting the heavily-tattooed indigenous people and their society.
Tues-Sun 10.00-18.00. Thurs 10.00-20.00.
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Gottfried Lindauer: The Māori Portraits
Alte Nationalgalerie, Genthiner Str. 38, tel. +49(0)30266424242.