Kunstvaria

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Ali Shirazi, Al Rahman (soorat Al Rahman from the Quran), 2012, acrylic on canvas.

‘Al Rahman’ is een groep verzen uit de Koran die uitgeschreven worden
op het werk hierboven.
Tekst in de kunst heeft voor mij een bijzondere aantrekkingskracht.


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Allan Wexler, Rock bottom, 2014, hand-worked inkjet prints on panel.

Dit gat in de grond, met de ladder, zijn meerdere foto’s
die met een inkjet printer zijn gemaakt en die dan vervolgens
tot dit beeld zijn verwerkt.


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Avish Khebrehzadeh, Maskhara 71, 2014, graphite and marker on layers of paper.


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Banksy, Mobile lovers.


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Eugène Isabey, Sunset on the Normandy Coast, 1803 – 1886, oil on paper mounted on canvas.


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Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, A toast to the health of 2011, oil on canvas.


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Mansheng Wang, Lotus pond in summer.


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Michelangelo Merisi / Caravaggio, The crowning with thorns, circa 1602 – 1604.


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Sol Le Witt, Distorted cubes E, edition of 50, 2001, color lino cut.


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Vilhelm Hammershøi, Sun over the sea, circa 1902.


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Willem de Kooning, Marilyn Monroe, 1954, oil on canvas.


Kunstvaria

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Barbara Takenaga, Blue splash, 2013, acrylic on linen.


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Bosco Sodi, Untitled, 2012, mixed media on canvas.


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Bronze figure of Parvati, South India, Chola period, circa 1100.


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Frans Hals, The smoker (De roker), circa 1623 – 1625, oil on wood.


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Gerhard Richter, Green-Blue-Red, 1993, oil on canvas.


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Kazimir Malevich, Self-portrait, 1908 or 1910 – 1911, gouache on paper.


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Lucas Cranach the Elder, Adoration of Christ, oil on canvas.


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Lucas Cranach the Elder, Portrait of Desiderius Erasmus, circa 1530 – 1536, oil on panel.


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Master of Jacques de Besancon, Mass of St Gregory, about 1500, tempera colors, ink and gold on parchment.


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Millefleur-Star-Lattice-carpet, late 17th – early 18th century, Mughal, India.


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Nick Brandt, Ranger with tusks of killed elephant, Amboseli, 2011, archival pigment print.


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Su Shi (ook Dongpo genoemd, wat betekent Eastern Slope of oostelijke helling) The Gong Fu Tie Calligraphy, 1037 – 1101.

Su Shi
Su Shi, who is also sometimes known as Dongpo,
was born in Sichuan province to a family of preeminent literatis.
As a young prodigy he came to the attention of Emperor Renzong (1010-1063),
and achieved celebrity status when he provided perfect responses
in ancient prose for his civil service exams.
For the next twenty years he held a variety of government posts,
and was particularly known for his economic policies
and construction of many public projects, including the “Su’di”,
the pedestrian causeway cross the West Lake
that’s been romanticized by poets and painters for centuries.

However, political changes meant he fell out of favour
from time to time and was banished repeatedly for his open criticism
of the dominant “New Policy Group”.
During his long exiles to the lush and remote Hubei province
and Hainan Island, Su Shi committed to Buddhist meditation
and produced some of the most wellknown poems
and calligraphy ever published in the Chinese language.
While living on a farm, he adopted his literati name,
“Dong’po”, meaning “eastern slope”.

His popularity surged after his death in 1101 as he became
the revered and mythical namesake for numerous landmarks
and the subject of countless paintings and poems.
Manuscripts by Su Shi are among the most sought-after objects
in Chinese history.

The Gongfu Calligraphy
Although just nine characters long
The Gong Fu Tie Calligraphy has resonated with scholars for centuries
who have recognized its technical sophistication as well as
the Su Shi’s humanism it so beautifully embodies.
The piece has been recorded in many of the most authoritative books
on Chinese art and been lavished with praise,
with the well-known author Weng Fanggang describing it
as ‘a divine piece of calligraphy.’
This work was completed mid-way through the artists career
in his mature period and is a goodbye letter
to Su Shi’s fellow artist Guo Gufu (1035-1113)
a close friend despite differing political views.


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Willem de Kooning, The priveleged (Untitled XX), 1985, oil on canvas.


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Zeng Fanzhi, The Last Supper, 2001, oil on canvas.


Kunstvaria

Soms hangt het allemaal van toeval aan elkaar,
maar ja, toeval bestaat niet.
De eerste twee afbeeldingen die ik verzamelden voor deze kunstvaria
waren liggende mensen, ongeveer dezelfde houding.
Maar wat een verschil.

Brian McCutcheon, Lounge 2011, from the series alien landscape, cibachrome print on paper.

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Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Odalisque and slave, 1839, graphite, black and white chalk, gray and brown wash.

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David Hockney, Winter timber, 2009, oil on 15 canvasses.

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George Hurrel, Joan Crawford, 1933, publicity photo for ‘Dancing Lady’, gelatine silver print.

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Jeong-Han Yun, Zen 23, 2011, handmade paper.

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Lucas Cranach The Younger, Portrait of a woman, around 1550.

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Pablo Picasso, La soupe, 1902, oil on canvas.

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Ravi Varma, Untitled (Himalayan beauty).
Datering onbekend.

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Salvador Dali, Three hippies, 1970, color drypoint & lithograph.

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Vecellio de Gregorio Tiziano (Titian), Cristo con la Cruz a cuestas (Christ and the Cyrenian), 1565.

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Willem de Kooning, Door to the river, 1960, oil on canvas.

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Xu Beihong, Buffaloes, 1935.

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‘Het meisje met de parel’ is het mooiste.

‘Het meisje met de parel’ van Johannes Vermeer
is gekozen tot het mooiste schilderij van Nederland.
Met 26 procent van de stemmen liet het doek
de concurrentie ver achter zich.

De tweede plaats was voor een ander schilderij van Vermeer:
‘Gezicht op Delft’.
Daarmee werd Rembrandt in dit Rembrandtjaar dubbel verslagen.
Zijn ‘Het Joodse bruidje’ eindigde als derde.

Bij de door Trouw georganiseerde verkiezing
brachten zo’n 8000 mensen een stem uit.
De Gouden Eeuw was verreweg de meest favoriete periode.

Dat blijkt ook uit de uitslag,
want de schilderijen van Vermeer en Rembrandt
behaalden beduidend meer stemmen dan die uit andere periodes.
Daarna komen Vincent van Gogh, Pieter Bruegel en Panorama Mesdag.
De modernste werken van Mondriaan, Willem de Kooning,
Reinhart Dozy en Robert Zandvliet bleven op enkele procenten
van de stemmen steken.

De uitslag:

1 – Johannes Vermeer / Het meisje met de parel 26%
2 – Johannes Vermeer / Gezicht op Delft 16%
3 – Rembrandt / Het Joodse bruidje 15%
4 – Vincent van Gogh / Korenveld met kraaien 12%
5 – Pieter Bruegel de Oude / De toren van Babel 10%
6 – W.H. Mesdag / Panorama Mesdag 9%
7 – Piet Mondriaan / Victory Boogie Woogie 4%
8 – Willem de Kooning / Rosy-fingered dawn at Louse Point 3%
9 & 10 – Reinhart Dozy / Droomkanaal 2%
9 & 10 – Robert Zandvliet: / Zonder titel, 2005 2%