Tuesday, 6 November 2018

old dutch master

Plain Magazine directs our attention to the impressive portfolio of Dutch artist Suzanne Jongmans whose project Mind over Matter materialised over a fortunate shortage in costuming and a bit of improvisation.

Crafting elaborate cauls, collars and headwear out of packing supplies and protective sheaves, Jongmanns poses her subjects in the style of seventeenth century Dutch and Flemish portraiture, perfectly framing the tradition of taking tronies (Dutch for face)—as articulated by painters like Frans Hals, Johannes Vermeer and Pieter Brueghel the Elder who strove to capture human visage at its most expressive. The pictured model with a recycled wimple is a faithful homage to Rogier van der Weyden’s 1460 Portret van enn dame.