Hercules Segers, Artist
His strange and wonderful mountain landscapes and endless vistas bear witness to an unbounded imagination. Segers was a truly pioneering etcher, developing wholly individual, arcane techniques for his colourful etchings. Poets and artists down through the ages have been inspired and fascinated by his poetic and melancholic paintings and prints. Rembrandt owned no fewer than eight of his paintings.
From 7 October 2016 to 8 January 2017, a total of eighteen paintings and a hundred and ten impressions of fifty-four prints will be on show in the Rijksmuseum. The exhibition is designed by Christian Borstlap who made a few really impressive video's narrated by John Malkovich as an overview of Segers work. The exhibition then moves to The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
Our opinion is to start the expo with the video and then see all of Segers work. The video really makes you understand the greatness of Segers' art productions.
Stay connected to our blog to read more about Borstlap and his company: Part Of A Bigger Plan.
Escape to Egypt, 1652
Way in the Forrest, 1618.
Info from: Rijksmuseum.nl