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Ways of Seeing

Monday 1 October 2018
Flowers in a Green Landscape Dress
Flowers in a Green Landscape Dress

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
Andy Warhol (Pittsburgh 1928
- 1987 New York)
Flowers
, 1970
From a series of 10 screenprints,
ink on paper, 91,5 x 97,5 cm,
Acquisition 1999 with the support
of M.K. Castelein and
G.E. Castelein-Buiskool
Right
Marga Weimans
(Rotterdam 1970)
Green Landscape Dress
,
collection 'Wonderland',
spring/summer 2009,
polyurethane and plastic,
acquisition 2009,
with the support of
the Mondriaan Fund
Dr. Bonn & From the Sky
Dr. Bonn & From the Sky © Groninger Museum

Dr. Bonn & From the Sky

Left: Sigmar Polke (Oels 1941 - Keulen 2010) Untitled (Dr.Bonn) 1978, Caseïne paint on wool, 130 x 130,5 cm, Acquisition 1980 Right: Pieke Bergmans (Sprang Capelle 1978) From the Sky, 2010, Installation of glass, electronical parts, wood and linoleum. Acquisition 2010
Clara by Blommers & Schumm + A Boy by Michael Sweerts
Clara by Blommers & Schumm + A Boy by Michael Sweerts © Groninger Museum

Clara & A Boy

Left: Anuschka Blommers (Purmerend 1969) & Niels Schumm (Naarden 1969), Clara (Class of 1998), 1998 (print 2004), colour photograph 59,5 x 47 cm, purchased with support of the Mondriaan Funds Right: Michael Sweerts (Brussel 1618-1664 Goa), A Boy, ca. 1655-61, Oil on canvas, 24,5 x 18 cm, Collection Hofstede de Groot, long-term loan of the Municipality of Groningen since 1931
Walter Dahn & Larry Clark
Walter Dahn & Larry Clark

Walter Dahn & Larry Clark

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 photograph, 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.