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Portrait of the Couple B
Portrait of the Couple B Portrait of the Couple B

By Reinier Lucassen

Portrait of the Couple B
Portrait of the Couple B Portrait of the Couple B

A man in a suit and a semi-naked woman pose side by side, but each also seems to be in a world of their own. A hand-shaped plant can be seen behind the woman, while a strange type of wallpaper, like a sky full of clouds, fills the rest of the image. The scene is harshly divided by a black-outlined white diagonal, which causes the painting to becomes both a figurative and an abstract work.
Reinier Lucassen plays with styles in this piece. “A new aspect in the visual arts is to be free of a style,” he says. “Making the problem of style non-existent. To not be bothered by figurative or non-figurative, a rational cool or a more emotional expressionist way of painting; to juxtapose genres and to mix them in such a way that the seemingly incompatible come together organically and logically in my work.”

Year

1972

Material

acrylverf op doek | acrylic paint on canvas

Dimensions

150 x 180 cm (59 1/16 x 70 7/8in.)

Credit

Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem

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