The illness stricken painter Dick Ket used a fixed set of objects to compose his powerful still lifes. The deliberately incorrect perspective is particularly striking about this work. We follow the line of vision of the viewer, their gaze moving from bottom to top. The wine bottle, violin and enamel...ware bowl are all in a perspective with their own vanishing points. The realistic rendition of fabrics and the muted shades give the still life the air of avant-gardist product photography produced at the time.
Text: Chris Reinewald
From: Museum MORE: 100 jaar realisme, 2020, Gorssel
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Still Life (with Violin)
Oil on canvas
81.5 x 61 cm (h x w)
Type of object
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