Jos de Mey

Symmetrische neo-Palladio-Architectuuridylle met middeleeuwse muzikale begeleiding

(1989, 80x100 cm)

"A picture like this does not come about through direct improvisation on the canvas, but through a great number of drafts and sketches. When designing a new picture, various preliminary ideas merge, similar to how a composer writes a piece of music.

Also here, alongside the ever-recurring interchange between the front and the rear planes are references to classic architecture (in this case the Italian Palladian Villas), old Flemish art (Bruegel-figures) and symbolism (the owl). In the background you can see the struggle of the village community against industry." /Jos de Mey/