Autoportrait sous forme d'une pipe
(Courbet, sans idéal et sans religion)
Beside many others Ad Reinhardt "accompanied" me for many years during the 1970ies and 80ies.
I liked his paintings from the 1950ies and early 60ies as well as his cartoons and writings.
In the late years of his life his paintings became black: “no realism, no impressionism, no expressionism… no texture, no brushwork, no sketching or drawing, no forms, no designs, no calm, no light, no space, no time, no size or scale, no movement, no object, no subject.”
A great challenge and opportunity for a new start in my view. My painting from 1993 is a selfportrait. It's me in the studio, watching the change of light and colors on a sunny afternoon.
Dick van Berkum, 2015
Dick van Berkum (NL)
Made in Holland (Sunlight in the Studio)
acrylic, pencil and oil on canvas
140 x 280 cm