Saturday, 21 October 2017

Joris Geurts / Hercules Segers

Hercules Segers
Bergvallei met omheinde velden
ca 1615-1630
etching and dry needle, printed in blue ink, colored in pink and blue
22,5 × 48,9 cm
collection Rijksmuseum Amsterdam 

They are called landscapes, the magnificent etchings of Hercules Segers. But his work has little to do with reality. What do you actually see? Accurate rhythmic lines, excellent bright compositions and a beautiful use of light and dark. Together that could reflect a landscape, but it becomes a dreamed representation of a new space. The power lies in the imagination. Hercules Segers magnifies the mystery.

Joris Geurts, 2017

Joris Geurts (NL)
acrylic on paper
37,8 x 140 cm
collection Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Jean-marie Bytebier / Antonello da Messina

Antonello da Messina
oil on panel
115 x 86 cm
Museo Correr, Venice, Italy

Love at first sight.
Jean-marie Bytebier, 2017

Jean-marie Bytebier (BE)
Conspicuous through absence
acrylic on wood
40 x 30 cm
private collection