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Mysterious, this painting. It calls to mind Ovid’s Metamorphoses, stories about people who are transformed into something or someone else. Here that process takes place in reverse. The two figures seem to rise up out of a mountain landscape; the lower half of the figure on the right in particular seems barely human. The large head is actually the negative space formed by the two figures, a void that is given concrete form by the summary addition of a mouth, eyes and an ear.

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Title Pass in Revue
Material and technique Oil on canvas
Object type
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Depth 2.8 cm
Height 132 cm
Width 190.2 cm
Artists Kunstenaar: René Daniëls
Accession number 3058 (MK)
Credits Aankoop / Purchase: 1982
Department Modern Art
Acquisition date 1982
Age artist About 32 years old
Exhibitions De collectie als tijdmachine (2017)
External exhibitions The work of René Daniëls (2011)
Material
Object
Geographical origin The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe

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René Daniëls

Eindhoven 1950

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