Barend Blankert (1941)

Cupboard with Violin Case

Barend Blankert (1941)

Cupboard with Violin Case

1999 | acrylic and oil paint on board | 124 × 105 cm

Barend Blankert is seen as one of the most important realistic painters of the Netherlands – but there’s a catch.

His works are not a one-to-one representation of reality. They are scenes that he has created to evoke different memories and emotions. Here, the two boxes of chocolates letters on the cupboard recall the Dutch holiday of Sinterklaas.


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