Red or Blue
On the second floor, three rooms displayed approximately thirty paintings and prints and a series of photos by Dutch artist Daan van Golden (1936–2017). In 1963 the artist began reproducing motifs, grids, and flowers found on wrapping paper and paper hankies on canvas. Daan van Golden found the subjects of his pictorial practice in his daily experience of the world and art. Thus he would isolate a work or a detail from a work—a budgerigar found in a Matisse work (Blauw Studie naar Matisse), a figure walking by Giacometti (Studie Giacometti), a drip-painting by Pollock (Studie Pollock)—and reproduce its silhouette in color on a canvas otherwise left untouched. The meticulous technique used to reproduce the motifs as accurately and neutrally as possible required enormous time and concentration, but had the advantage of freeing the artist from the need to draw his inspiration from his own mental and emotional space.
- Exhibition curated by Anne Pontégnie, in collaboration with the Camden Art Centre in London and Culturgest in Lisbon