As a selected artist for the festival ‘Masterly The Hague’(2018), Mrs. Nicole Uniquole (curator) asked me to get inspired by a still life – a hunting scene – made by Jan Weenix (1640/41 – 1719 Amsterdam), an impressive painting from the collection of the Art Gallery Hoogsteder & Hoogsteder.
The hunting scene shows a beautifully elaborated variety in prints, textures, hues and very fine details, all very inspiring! Through my many years of experience in working with several types of clay, my investigation of glazes and my knowledge of old Asian glazes I was challenged to represent this refined color palette, these textures and organic mobility on my ceramics.
Fragment of my unique set of tableware ‘serve and share your food’ – Marjoke de Heer for Masterly the Hague | muse Weenix
Thank you Maaike Koorman for the beautiful styling and Saskia van Osnabrugge for the atmospheric photography
In the hunting room of the beautiful building of art dealer Hoogsteder & Hoogsteder – with a view of the Hofvijver and the courtyard in The Hague – my tableware made a beautiful connection with the painting by Jan Weenix. …
Dutch design meets Dutch Masters! It was a special adventure to participate in this.
Thanks Nicole Uniquole and Jan Willem Hoogsteder.