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The master’s secret

Zero – inspired by R70-54 from Jan Schoonhoven (1914 – 1994)

In March 2021 there was a painting competition for the program “The secret of the master” of the Avro / Tros (Dutch television). See also this link.

For this I painted a work of art by Jan Schoonhoven (1914 – 1994).

This work of art bears the name R70-54. Jan was referring to a Relief from 1970 and was the 54th work in that year. He made the original from paint, papier-mâché, cardboard and wood. It can be seen in Museum Prinsenhof, Delft (Netherlands).

In 2019 this work of art was reproduced by the team of “The secret of the master” of the Avro / Tros.

In my mind I placed the artwork in 3D and painted it over. Quite a risk for a painting competition entry as it is purely black and white. The biggest question for myself was whether I would still use color, but that would detract from the original. It is an ode to Jan Schoonhoven. I applied texture to the painting using wheat flour. It was a fun adventure and educational again.

Note: the painting is not taken from the side, but painted like this! That is why a piece of edge can be seen on purpose 🙂

You can buy it from me, see the originals page