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The Psychology of the Posture, in: Charles Lock Eastlake, Napoleon Bonaparte on Board the 'Bellerophon' in Plymouth Sound, 1815, Oil on Canvas, 259 x 179 cm, 2019

Oil on canvas
19 7/10 × 15 7/10 in
50 × 40 cm
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Düsseldorf
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Michael van Ofen
German, b. 1956
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Michael van Ofen paints representational images that are tightly cropped or simplified to the point of abstraction, just beyond immediate recognition. He calls these “results of a figurative line of development reaching far out into the abstract.” Van Ofen changed his primary medium from photography to painting after art school; he is known for his sketchy style, limited palettes, and large fields of color rendered in thick brushstrokes. Van Ofen works without making preparatory drawings, using a wet-on-wet technique of oil paint application. Though his works draw from the tradition of 19th-century genre painting and academic conventions of portraiture and landscape, van Ofen lists contemporary artistic influences: Blinky Palermo, Michael Asher, Bruce Nauman, and Marcel Broodthaers.

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German, b. 1956
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Michael van Ofen paints representational images that are tightly cropped or simplified to the point of abstraction, just beyond immediate recognition. He calls these “results of a figurative line of development reaching far out into the abstract.” Van Ofen changed his primary medium from photography to painting after art school; he is known for his sketchy style, limited palettes, and large fields of color rendered in thick brushstrokes. Van Ofen works without making preparatory drawings, using a wet-on-wet technique of oil paint application. Though his works draw from the tradition of 19th-century genre painting and academic conventions of portraiture and landscape, van Ofen lists contemporary artistic influences: Blinky Palermo, Michael Asher, Bruce Nauman, and Marcel Broodthaers.

The Psychology of the Posture, in: Charles Lock Eastlake, Napoleon Bonaparte on Board the 'Bellerophon' in Plymouth Sound, 1815, Oil on Canvas, 259 x 179 cm, 2019

Oil on canvas
19 7/10 × 15 7/10 in
50 × 40 cm
This is a unique work.
Contact For Price
location
Düsseldorf
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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