Willink’s work is suffused with irony, especially his early work. It is true of ‘Late Visitors to Pompeii’ in this gallery and it is also true of this painting depicting an encounter between two scholars. The man on the left is recognisable as the world-famous mathematician and physicist Albert Einstein. Their respectable gowns contrast with the makeshift fence, which presumably conceals a building site. In the distance the Siegessäule in Berlin rises up next to a neoclassical villa. This is a clash of worlds.
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|Title||Two Scholars, Einstein|
|Material and technique||Oil on canvas|
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
|Location||This object is in storage|
Thickness 2 cm
Height 75 cm
Width 94.3 cm
|Accession number||BRL 94-03 (MK)|
|Credits||Bruikleen / Loan: Sylvia Willink 1994|
|Age artist||About 32 years old|
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|Place of manufacture||Amsterdam > North Holland > The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe|
|Geographical origin||The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe|
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