GER VAN ELK, Western Stylemasters, 1991
115 x 90 cm
signed, numbered, combined dated
In the eighty’s Ger van Elk started to combine photographic illusion and reality with the Dutch 17th centuary art history, such as painted landscapes, still lives, portraits and animals. In his work ‘Western Stylemasters’ the artist looks at himself portrayed as part of a group of samplers as in Rembrandt’s paintings having the task to certify textiles.