Local Heart, Global Soul

July 14, 2020

Majic Realism And The Spring Garden…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

My 2019 pre-Christmas attendance of Wilfried van den Boorn’s: “Overview of Still-lifes From 2008-2019” exhibition has given me a new appreciation of Still Life.

Wilfried van den Boorn’s website tells us that he:

…used painters such as Jeroen Bosch, René Magritte, Salvador Dali, de Chirico and others, to provide a guideline for his own interpretation of the surrealistic approach to the perceived world.

Through the “*Magic Realism” of painters typical of the low countries (Carel Willink, Moesman, Pyke Koch, Dick Ket) this led to a more austere form of realism in the 1980s, followed by a period in which the paintings reflected a possible but unlikely reality. 

Ultimately, this all led to a preference for still life as a subject.” Today’s painting: “No.27 from the price list, “From the Spring Garden” (for sale for Euro 1.250,-)

(Kiwi’s Note: definition of Magic Realism: “framework may be conventionally realistic, but contrasting elements such as the supernatural, dreams, myths, fantasy invade the realism. Differs from fantasy or sci-fi because the setting is a normal modern world with authentic descriptions of humans, society and conflicts.”

Wilfried van den Boorn

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

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