Ger Lataster

Icarus Atlanticus: Allegory of the Working Man

1083 voorzijde
1083 voorzijde
1083 voorzijde

Ger Lataster
Icarus Atlanticus: Allegory of the Working Man

1987 On view in Room 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.

Technical details
1083 voorzijde

Ger Lataster
Icarus Atlanticus: Allegory of the Working Man

1987 On view in Room 16

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Details

General information
Ger Lataster (Schaesberg 1920 - 2012 Amsterdam)
Icarus Atlanticus: Allegory of the Working Man
1987
painting
1083
Room 16
Material and technical details
oil
cotton
500 x 500 cm
Inscriptions
linksonder, vlakbij Atlanticus: G. Lataster 87

Provenance

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