Monday, 17 March 2014

Jan van de Pavert / Eugène Delacroix

Eugène Delacroix
Leda and the Swan
63 x 88 cm
One of a series of three made for the Abbaye de Valmont, now in Musée Delacroix in Paris

I have chosen the work of Delacroix because I think it seems uninhibited in an enjoyable way. I 'm a fan of several works by Delacroix.
In my own painting four girls are sitting around a shisha. It is a part of a big work I will make this summer. The big work will be entitled 'Freedom represented by contemporary youths hanging around and historical figures'. These four girls will be part of it and I made this work as a preliminary study.
The big work will be 4.5 x 6 meters and is meant for the great hall of Arts Centre De Appel in Amsterdam, where it will be shown in the exhibition 'When Elephants come marching in' by Mark Kremer, about psychedelia and conceptualism. In addition to the Dutch-Moroccan girls (the left I think is Turkish) there will be more young people, as well as Wally Tax, the Provos Roel van Duijn and Rob Stolk, Free Jazz musicians Pharoah Sanders and Alice Coltrane, Eugene Delacroix  and William Blake, a group of feminists from around 1800, including Mary Wollstonecraft, and a few figures from the Kommune 1 in former West Berlin.

Jan van de Pavert, 2014


Jan van de Pavert (NL)
De shisha
acrylic on canvas
152 x 175 cm

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