Monkeys imitating human behaviour have been a popular motif in art for centuries, but no one has painted a more beautiful and distinguished monkey than the 18th-century French painter Jean-Siméon Chardin. Scholte has copied Chardin’s painting, but with typical postmodern irony he has the monkey painting a diagram of the evolution from ape to man that biologist Charles Darwin described in his book On the Origin of Species.
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|Title||On the Origin of Species|
|Material and technique||Acrylic paint on canvas|
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
|Location||This object is in storage|
Height 150 cm
Width 150 cm
Depth 2.2 cm
|Accession number||3186 (MK)|
|Credits||Aankoop / Purchase: 1988|
|Age artist||About 30 years old|
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Canvas > Worked fibres > Fibre > Vegetable material > Organic material > Material > Material and technique
|Geographical origin||The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe|