Pieter Schoolwerth, ‘Study for Portrait of "Diana Resting After the Hunt" (after van Honthrost)’, 2011, Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper, Marker on acetate, paper collage, Rago/Wright
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Pieter Schoolwerth

Study for Portrait of "Diana Resting After the Hunt" (after van Honthrost), 2011

Marker on acetate, paper collage
11 × 17 3/4 in
27.9 × 45.1 cm
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Rago/Wright

This work will ship from Rago in Lambertville, New Jersey.

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Signed and dated to lower right ‘Pieter Schoolwerth 2011’.
Pieter Schoolwerth
American, b. 1970
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Pieter Schoolwerth considers art history the primary subject of his paintings: “I’ve never been particularly interested in expressing myself through painting,” he says. “Rather, I prefer to use paintings from the past as the raw material upon which to ground my entire practice.” Throughout the 1990s and 2000s, Schoolwerth produced Surrealist-inspired figurative paintings, but he is now best known for his ongoing “Portraits of Paintings” series (2010), in which he scrambles the compositions of Old Master works made between the 16th and 18th centuries. Schoolwerth methodically traces the original paintings’ individual figures, still life objects, or landscape elements, then superimposes them on his canvas to create one hybrid mass. His sources have included works by Pieter Bruegel, Abraham Bloemaert, Thomas Cole, Dosso Dossi, Jacob van Ruisadel, and Eugène Delacroix.

Pieter Schoolwerth, ‘Study for Portrait of "Diana Resting After the Hunt" (after van Honthrost)’, 2011, Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper, Marker on acetate, paper collage, Rago/Wright
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Rago/Wright

This work will ship from Rago in Lambertville, New Jersey.

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Signature
Signed and dated to lower right ‘Pieter Schoolwerth 2011’.
Pieter Schoolwerth
American, b. 1970
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Pieter Schoolwerth considers art history the primary subject of his paintings: “I’ve never been particularly interested in expressing myself through painting,” he says. “Rather, I prefer to use paintings from the past as the raw material upon which to ground my entire practice.” Throughout the 1990s and 2000s, Schoolwerth produced Surrealist-inspired figurative paintings, but he is now best known for his ongoing “Portraits of Paintings” series (2010), in which he scrambles the compositions of Old Master works made between the 16th and 18th centuries. Schoolwerth methodically traces the original paintings’ individual figures, still life objects, or landscape elements, then superimposes them on his canvas to create one hybrid mass. His sources have included works by Pieter Bruegel, Abraham Bloemaert, Thomas Cole, Dosso Dossi, Jacob van Ruisadel, and Eugène Delacroix.

Pieter Schoolwerth

Study for Portrait of "Diana Resting After the Hunt" (after van Honthrost), 2011

Marker on acetate, paper collage
11 × 17 3/4 in
27.9 × 45.1 cm
Bidding closed
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