Repainting artworks

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Model Model

By Koos Breukel

Model Model

At first glance, it seems a photographic model is posing here. Her pose is that of an old-fashioned Hollywood diva: stylish, holding a cigarette. However, a close look reveals that the model bears scars from burns caused by an aeroplane disaster in Faro, Portugal (1990). Koos Breukel’s photographs often tell a traumatic story in a subtle manner. The surface conceals a tragic incident. The images are also somewhat documentary in character. In ‘Model’, the woman’s expression is conspicuously neutral. She shows her wounds without emotion.



On display



gelatin-silver print | gelatin-silver print


124 x 98,5 cm


Frans Hals Museum | De Hallen Haarlem

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