Sunday, 27 August 2017

Bert Loerakker / William Turner



William Turner
Beach, ?English Coast
ca 1835-40
19,2 x 28,2 cm
gouache and watercolor on paper
Tate Britain, London



William Turner
Snow Storm - Steam-Boat off a Harbour's Mouth
1842
91 x 122 cm
oil on canvas
Tate Britain, London



For me this is real painting
Less is more
Timeless
The result of many exercise
Courage
From reality to almost abstract
Almost nothing and so much
He was a predecessor for abstract painting
A real pleasure in painting
Thinking in paint
A master of his material
It gives me an encouragement to paint
Bert Loerakker, 2017




Bert Loerakker (NL)
Untitled
2014
oil and alkyd on canvas on panel
2 parts, each 80 x 60 cm




Saturday, 12 August 2017

Rens Krikhaar / Caspar David Friedrich



Caspar David Friedrich
Kreuz an der Ostsee
1815
45 x 34 cm
oil on canvas
Schloss Charlottenburg Neuer Pavillon, Berlin



Is there a place on earth for human conquest, or do we only celebrate victories on a stage of our own making? Will we survive or ultimately perish?
Rens Krikhaar, 2017




Rens Krikhaar (NL)
The life we choose
2014
50 x 40 cm
acrylic and ink on wooden panel