Gradually working towards light from a dark underpainting: Jan Mankes also used this classic oil paint technique. It’s only once you look more closely that you spot the refined blend of brown and green in the background, with the Japanese vase to the fore. Occasional highlights help the vase to emer...ge from the light-dark. With its elegant oval shapes and papery structure, the glimmering honesty grabs the viewer’s gaze. The painting has the air of an oriental print, so beautiful and serene.
Text: Chris Reinewald
From: Museum MORE: 100 jaar realisme, 2020, Gorssel
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Honesty in a Japanese Vase
Oil on canvas
34.5 x 36 cm (h x w)
Type of object
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