Ger Lataster

Icarus Atlanticus: Allegory of the Working Man

1083 voorzijde
1083 voorzijde

Ger Lataster
Icarus Atlanticus: Allegory of the Working Man

1987 Zu sehen in Saal 16

When Lataster painted this ceiling in 1987, he was intimidated by the thought that he was surrounded by such great masters as Rembrandt, Vermeer and Rubens. There was a danger of becoming too proud, though. Lataster saw just one way to prevent his own downfall: hard work. In this colourful and expressive ceiling, he therefore incorporated blue work trousers, work shoes and a spade. As a reward, Lataster imagined a sandwich with strawberry jam – which he also painted.

Technische Daten
1083 voorzijde

Ger Lataster
Icarus Atlanticus: Allegory of the Working Man

1987 Zu sehen in Saal 16

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Details

Allgemeine Informationen
Ger Lataster (Schaesberg 1920 - 2012 Amsterdam)
Icarus Atlanticus: Allegory of the Working Man
1987
painting
1083
Saal 16
Material und technische Daten
oil
cotton
500 x 500 cm
Inschriften
linksonder, vlakbij Atlanticus: G. Lataster 87

Ursprung

Painted for the ceiling of the main landing of the Mauritshuis, as a commission from the Dutch State, 1987