Painted around 1990, something about this scene of two boys in the afternoon sun recalls a bygone era.
This painting is based on Bathers at Asnières by the French Georges Seurat (1859-1891), famous for his Pointillism technique of painting. The boy on the right creates a strong sense of déjà vu. People occupy a prominent place in Blankert’s work. Portrayed with their eyes turned away, they are caught up in their inner world of thoughts and feelings.
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