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Inclined Horizon with Black and Yellow

Inclined Horizon with Black and Yellow

JCJ VANDERHEYDEN (in 1981 - 1984)

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You almost immediately interpret the division between blue and white in this painting as an horizon. Remarkable, because the composition can also be abstract; there is no indication that it deals with a landscape. Yet the artist has apparently hidden somewhere a minimum of information that directs the perception and makes one viewer feel like a tiny polar bear, next to his larger father on an endless expanse of snow, while the other imagines himself in an aircraft, sinking into the cloud layer between heaven and earth.

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Title Inclined Horizon with Black and Yellow
Material and technique Acrylic on canvas
Object type
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Depth 4 cm
Height 125 cm
Width 253 cm
Accession number 3223 (MK)
Credits Purchased 1990
Department Modern Art
Acquisition date 1990
Creation date in 1981 - 1984
Internal exhibitions Alles kids (2016)
Geographical origin The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe

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Den Bosch 1928 - Den Bosch 2012

The fifty-year oeuvre of JCJ VANDERHEYDEN, who was born in Den Bosch in 1928, is all about looking; the image that the brain receives through one or more lenses...

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