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
91 x 122 cm
oil on canvas
Tate Britain, London

For me this is real painting
Less is more
The result of many exercise
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)
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
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
50 x 40 cm
acrylic and ink on wooden panel