Tribute to Jan Van Eyck

These are 3 illustrations for the ‘Van Eyck’-exhbition in 2021. The 3 works form1 whole, a triptych that refers to the Ghent Altarpiece, but linked to contemporary issues. A call for unity in diversity in a very broad context. Not only to learn to positively experience the diversity in our society, but also to take care of biodiversity within the ecosystem of which we are a part. Species conservation will be one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century. The emergence of species has taken millions of years to provide the diversity we know, the opposite direction is alarmingly much faster. The 3 works focus on the lamb from Van Eyck’s masterpiece, but it has been stripped of its religious context. Figuration from some other works also appears in the background.

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