Once upon a time there were different kinds of erasers; ones for pencil or charcoal, or ballpoint ink or even typed letters. The painter Lode Pemmelaar received these erasers from his father when he was a child. Because of the austere view from above, the enlarged format and the neutral painting met...hod, you do not immediately recognize these cool little surfaces as ordinary erasers. Jan Leering, director of the Van Abbemuseum, called this movement ‘relativizing realism’: truthful images lose their anecdotal significance when they are rendered abstractly.
Long-term loan from the Cultural Heritage Agency
Text: Chris Reinewald
From: Museum MORE: 100 jaar realisme, 2020, Gorssel
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Oil on canvas
100 x 140 cm (h x w)
Type of object
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