De negerin van Rembrandt

Duo exhibition with Rembrandt van Rijn ( 1606-1669) at Kunsthal Rotterdam , 2007
The director of Kunsthal, Wim Pijbes, invited me to make a series based on Rembrandt’s etching La negresse couchée, 1658 and to search for the answer if the woman depicted in the etching is really African or might have been European. The presentation consists of eight black and white photographs together with the original etching.

Installation view De negerin van Rembrandt exhibition, 2007

Installation view De negerin van Rembrandt exhibition, 2007

La blondine couchée-#1, 2007
La blondine couchée #1, 2007
Pigment print
Image size: 8,1x16,3 cm
Unique

Private collection
La blondine couchée-#1, 2007
La blondine couchée #2, 2007
Pigment print
Image size: 8,1x16,3 cm
Unique

Private collection
La blondine couchée-#3, 2007
La blondine couchée #3, 2007
Pigment print
Image size: 8,1x16,3 cm
Unique

Private collection
La blondine couchée-#3, 2007
La blondine couchée-#4, 2007
La blondine couchée #4, 2007
Pigment print
Image size: 8,1x16,3 cm
Unique

Private collection
La blondine couchée-#4, 2007
La negresse couchée #1, 2007
La negresse couchée #1, 2007
Pigment print
Image size: 8,1x16,3 cm
Unique

Private collection
La negresse couchée #1, 2007
La negresse couchée #2, 2007
La negresse couchée #2, 2007
Pigment print
Image size: 8,1x16,3 cm
Unique

Private collection
La negresse couchée #2, 2007
La negresse couchée #3, 2007
La negresse couchée #3, 2007
Pigment print
Image size: 8,1x16,3 cm
Unique

Private collection
La negresse couchée #3, 2007
La negresse couchée #4, 2007
La negresse couchée #4, 2007
Pigment print
Image size: 8,1x16,3 cm
Unique

Private collection
La negresse couchée #4, 2007