Maurice Braspenning

David Bailly
1651
oil on canvas
120x170 cm
The Surgeon's Hand
2017
acryl on panel
45x30cm
The Ceremony
2017
acryl on panel
45x30cm
The Sorcerers Denial
2017
acryl on panel
45x30cm
Standing Man
2017
acryl on panel
45x30cm

Maurice Braspenning (1968) was educated at the Amsterdam Rijksakademie. He is a postmodern artist who started working figuratively again. He paints landscapes and human figures in situations that are unusual, except for the artist. The works present a painter’s look on life.

On This Art Fair I will be showing the first steps of The Bailly Project.

The Bailly Project

Currently, I’m working on a large scale project about Dutch painter David Bailly who lived and worked in Leiden in the 17th century (1584-1657). Museum de Lakenhal in Leiden has a beautiful Vanitas painting from his hand and is one of the most important paintings in their collection. The remarkable thing about the work is that is both a vanitas painting and a portrait painting.

Initially, the idea was to make my own interpretation on a large scale painting. But because of the complexity of the work, I decided to chop up the work in pieces. Concentrating on the people in the painting. My eye was drawn to the figure in the middle of the painting. It’s a drawing of a saint with a beard pinned to the wall. It was never the idea to make a ‘look alike’ of the painting. I guess this figure gave me enough space to get me going. I started making my own interpretation of a ‘holy man’ with a beard. They kind of came out like sorcerers with a dark edge.

On my website, I will be showing updates on the Bailly Project to keep you posted.

www.mauricebraspenning.nl
David Bailly
1651
oil on canvas
120x170 cm
The Surgeon's Hand
2017
acryl on panel
45x30cm
The Ceremony
2017
acryl on panel
45x30cm
The Sorcerers Denial
2017
acryl on panel
45x30cm
Standing Man
2017
acryl on panel
45x30cm