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Ways of Seeing

Monday 1 October 2018
Walter Dahn & Larry Clark
Walter Dahn & Larry Clark

What we see is always influenced by assumptions on beauty, truth, civilization, shape, taste, class and gender. If we see, we're not only looking, but we read the language of images. In the series ' Ways of Seeing ' we explore this, but we don't want to explain it too much.
Let's just see.

Would you like to read more about how we see the world around us? John Berger wrote the classic book Ways of Seeing (1972) and changed it for good our vision of art.

Please note that this is an online series, the art is not on show in the museum at the moment.

Left:
Walter Dahn (Krefeld 1954)
Einen Staubsauger fressen
, 1982
(Eating a vacuum cleaner)
Acrylate paint on canvas,
200 x 150 cm.
Acquisition 1982
Right:
Larry Clark (Tulsa 1943)
Tulsa
, 1963
Black and white phot,
31,5 x 20,5 cm.
Acquisition 1998
Beetke, Jade & Victoria
Beetke, Jade & Victoria

Beetke, Jade & Victoria

Left: Unknown artist, 'Beetke of Rasquert', ca. 1525. Oil on Panel, 42.5 x 51.5 cm. Purchased in 1994 with support from Foundation het Roode Weeshuis, municipality of Groningen and Foundation J.B. Scholten Fund. Right: Inez and Vinoodh (Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin, Amsterdam 1961, Amsterdam 1963), 'Jade and Victoria', 1996. C-print on plexiglass, 190 x 151 cm. Purchased in 1997 with the support of the Mondriaan Fund.