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.
Andy Warhol (Pittsburgh 1928
- 1987 New York)
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
Green Landscape Dress,
polyurethane and plastic,
with the support of
the Mondriaan Fund
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 & 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
|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
|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.|