Encounters

2015/2016

In this new serie famous and unknown people meet each other in an intimate relationship regardless of time and place. Another thing to keep in mind is the fact that quoting is role reinforcing… no use to quote an unknown artist…. My way to renovate history.

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    The first painting I made is the one on the right page: ‘Love Affair’. In this painting Milkmaid from the painting of Vermeer meets Michiel de Ruyter on one of her imaginary trips to Japan.
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    Lobengula KaMzilikazi took a lift on the shelf of Venus while she is participating in the painting of Botticelli ‘The birth of Venus’. I just like the contrast, the idea they spent a nice time together. The face is Martin Luther King.
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    Votes is about the female voice in history. Emmeline Pankhurst (15 July 1858 – 14 June 1928) was a British political activist and leader of the British suffragette movement who helped women win the right to vote. Joan of Arc (6 January c. 1412 – 30 May 1431), nicknamed “The Maid of Orléans”, is considered a heroine of France for her role during the Hundred Years’ War. Tintin (Kuifje) from the comic books of Hergé is a young Belgian reporter who becomes involved in dangerous cases in which he takes heroic action to save the day.
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    Here we see Genghis Kahn, the severe emperor of the Mongol empire. He is sitting in his Asian chair, a carpet on a roll in his background. Just sitting there and looking at his new object: a plastic music box with a naked ballerina, made in Taiwan.
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    Love and Marriage…….. Go together like a horse and carriage………… This I tell ya brother, you can’t have one ……. without the other………… Love and Marriage…………….. It’s an institute you can’t disparage…………. Ask the local gentry, and they will say is element’ry…………… Try, try, try to separate them…………….. It’s an illusion…………… Try, try, try and you will only come ………… to this conclusion……………. (song)
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    This painting is about Rembrandt and Mondriaan. Saskia, the wife of Rembrandt, painted in the sleeping room is now positioned in an open space.. in the forest? near the river? in a lake? The Saskia I painted is lifting her skirt just a bit more than the one on the painting of Rembrandt. The face in the painting you could recognise as Mondriaan. Is he watching Saskia?
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    Really don’t know why it came to my mind to picture these two extremely different men. After I made the painting I found that they both have more in common than meets the eye. Both have the same age: Hitler was born in april 1889, Schiele in June 1890 and both are born in the same country. They also both fought in WO I. The name of Egon’s father is Adolf. What if they had met at the Art academy in Vienna?
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    Van Gogh is always pictured as a suffering man, a sad love life, mentally weak or ill, always outof money. A passionate painter but not recognized enough during his life. In this painting he is having a good time loved by an indian woman who he might have met during his walks in the French landscape.
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    Anna Boleyn was Queen of England from 1533 to 1536 as the second wife of King Henry VIII. Henry’s marriage to Anne, and her subsequent execution by beheading, made her a key figure in the political and religious upheaval that was the start of the English Reformation. Red Cloud Sioux The United States named a war after Red Cloud, a prominent Oglala Lakota chief who led his followers in opposition to the presence of the U.S. military in the area.