Ger Lataster

Icarus Atlanticus: Allegory of the Working Man

1083 voorzijde
1083 voorzijde

Ger Lataster
Icarus Atlanticus: Allegory of the Working Man

1987 Visible à Salle 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.

Détails techniques
1083 voorzijde

Ger Lataster
Icarus Atlanticus: Allegory of the Working Man

1987 Visible à Salle 16

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Détails

Informations générales
Ger Lataster (Schaesberg 1920 - 2012 Amsterdam)
Icarus Atlanticus: Allegory of the Working Man
1987
painting
1083
Salle 16
Détails des matériaux et techniques
oil
cotton
500 x 500 cm
Inscriptions
linksonder, vlakbij Atlanticus: G. Lataster 87

Origine

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