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Pieter Pander

Standing Girl, 2003

Pieter Pander (1962) trained at the Minerva Academy in Groningen and is considered a Northern Realist. He greatly admired Jan Mankes (1889-1920), as is reflected in the attention and tenderness with which he painted his subjects. The influence of his teacher Matthijs Röling (1943) can also be discer ... ned in his use of light contrasts. The girl’s face is worked out very precisely, in contrast to the fleet brushstrokes in her blue dress. The composition is simple and the colour scheme sober. She stands in a natural pose in a neutral space, whereby all attention is focused on her. Yet the narrow vertical format also makes the work slightly uncomfortable: wouldn’t the girl prefer to run away from all the notice? Text: Renate Ketelaars, guide and museum host
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Pieter Pander
Standing Girl
Oil on panel
67 x 25 cm (h x w)
Type of object
© Pieter Pander

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