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  • Design Credit: Samantha Todhunter Design Ltd., Photo Credit: Oliver Clarke. Dimensions: H 21.66 in. x W 30.71 in.
  • Design Credit: Lucy Harris Studio, Photo Credit: Francesco Bertocci. Dimensions: H 21.66 in. x W 30.71 in.
  • Design Credit: Timothy Godbold, Photo Credit: Karl Simone. Dimensions: H 21.66 in. x W 30.71 in.
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Paul Jansen
"Portrait 407" Contemporary Dutch Oil Painting of a Calf, Cow Portrait

2021

$6,900

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The oil paintings of the contemporary Dutch artist Paul Jansen invites the viewer to look beyond the standard picture within the frame. It feels as if the curious animal really reaches out of the frame, as if the viewer stands face-to-face with the cow. This 3D-effect makes the viewer feel as if he can really touch the animal. It gives the painting extra liveliness. The calf really looks at you, as if he wants to make contact and step out of his frame. The beautiful eyes and soft whiskers makes the cow extra touchable. Paul Jansen (1960) started his artistic career as a photographer. The influence of photography surely is traceable in his realistic portraits with unique compositions and extreme framing. For already a number of years, the cow is an important subject in the work of Paul Jansen. The animal’s unpretentious sense of being and its quirky, sometimes absurd shapes fascinate the artist. Unlike the function of cattle animals in past decennia painting, Paul Jansen does not frame the cow as embellishment of landscape. He frames a single animal in all of its uniqueness and detail, often even with no room for landscape. The backgrounds of the portraits radiate serenity and peace in their almost abstract flatness. The background contrasts with the liveliness of the animal, painted in great detail. The cow appears as if it is three-dimensional, because of the way the cow reaches outside the frame, painted with skilful technique. In this way, Paul Jansen creates an intriguing play of colour and form and of abstractness and realism, to let the nature of the cow be fully appreciated.

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  • Creation Year
    2021
  • Dimensions
    Height: 21.66 in. (55 cm)Width: 30.71 in. (78 cm)Depth: 0.79 in. (2 cm)
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  • Gallery Location
    Utrecht, NL
  • Reference Number
    Seller: "Portret 407'' 101611stDibs: LU137529379512

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