Saturday 26 September 2020

Phillip Allen / Frans Hals


Frans Hals

Banquet of the officers of the Calivermen Civic Guard


oil on canvas

183 x 266,5 cm

Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem NL



For a number of years now I've been fascinated by Frans Hals collective portraits of Civic Guards etc. These pictorial slices of society I find formally fascinating and never tire looking at them.


Phillip Allen, 2020

Phillip Allen (UK)

Deepdrippings (Solar quiet version)


oil on board

153 x 122 cm 


Saturday 12 September 2020

Michel Hoogervorst / Lucian Freud

Lucian Freud

Interior at Paddington 


oil on canvas

152,4 x 114,3 cm

Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK



The longer you look at an object, the more abstract it becomes, and, ironically, the more real. 

Lucian Freud


This painting of Lucian Freud intrigued me when I was young, his whole oeuvre still does.

Michel Hoogervorst, 2020


Michel Hoogervorst (NL)



acrylic and fineliner on canvas

220 x 160 cm