Landscapes showcased at Irma Stern

12 May 2008

A new exhibition of paintings by Dutch artist Joan Peeters opens at the Irma Stern Museum in Rosebank on 6 May.

Titles The LandscapeUnveiled the exhibition showcases Peeters' often ethereal, postmodern realist paintings of the Karoo landscape. She uses muted, subtle colours reveal the nature and character of a terrain that is often a dry wilderness. The works hark back to a northern romantic tradition that conveys a sense of isolation and reflection.

"I find it an incredible challenge, a sense of daring, to walk into the landscape with my drawing board and easel and confront the silence that surrounds me," says Peeters. "Alone and vulnerable in a wild, wide landscape. There is also a feeling of wonder, because nature has an inviolable sense of order that I hope to capture on canvas."

The Landscape Unveiled runs until 24 May.

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Monday Monthly

Volume 27 Edition 07

12 May 2008

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