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Marlene Dumas

The Cover-up, 1994

Feelings that are worlds apart: watching or being watched, observing or spying. When the toddler pulls her dress up over her head and hides, she imagines herself to be unseen by her mother Marlene Dumas. However, like Dumas we too see the girl – although she does not see us. Are outsiders allowed to... look at such a semi-nude child’s body? The artist taps such uncomfortable themes in her conceptual pictures. She usually paints her oil canvases flat on the ground, which explains the quasi-nonchalant, fluid style. Text: Chris Reinewald From: Museum MORE: 100 jaar realisme, 2020, Gorssel
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Artist
Marlene Dumas
Title
The Cover-up
Year
1994
Technique
Oil on canvas
Size
200 x 100 cm (h x w)
Type of object
Painting
Copyright
© Marlene Dumas