Monday, 17 December 2012

Michael de Kok / Giorgio Morandi

Giorgio Morandi
Natura Morta
Morandi paints like no other, before or since. His brushstroke is in complete philosophical agreement with the subject, the scale and the color of his paintings. It is expressive, though it is modest, and not so expressionistic as to disturb the sense of meditative silence that inhabits all his paintings. He is timeless yet vital, timorous and seemingly threatened by something outside, yet determined and stoic in will to be. To be human. To stand noble, modest and resistant to the violence of the world. 
Sean Scully: Resistance and Persistence: Selected Writings  2006

Michael de Kok (NL) 
oil on linen
40 x 45 cm

Reinoud van Vught / Hieronymus Bosch

Hieronymus Bosch
The Garden of Earthly Delights
oil on panel

Reinoud van Vught (NL) 
oil on linen
150 x 120 cm

René Korten / Philip Guston

Philip Guston
A Day’s Work
oil on canvas
78 × 110 inches (198 x 279,5 cm)

“I felt like an explorer who almost got to the top of Mount Everest, and somehow stopped and remembered maybe I forgot some gear, you know, I forgot some equipment, but in going down to recover this equipment I took some sidepath that looked exciting and full of possibilities.”    
Philip Guston

René Korten (NL) 
Going Down For Gear
acrylic on MDF
98,5 x 120 cm