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Dish Relief, Jan Schoonhoven, 1963

paint (coating), h 113cm × w 85cm × d 14cm. More details
© erven Jan Schoonhoven/Pictoright

Like his 17th-century predecessor and fellow Delft artist Johannes Vermeer, Jan Schoonhoven was fascinated by light. His brilliant white reliefs are composed of a few basic forms, whose irregular surfaces make light visible. Here Schoonhoven pasted pieces of cardboard on top of each other to create a design of light and dark lines, which resembles light playing through a cobweb.

On display in room 3.4