Marlene Dumas – The Image as Burden


DumasMarlene Dumas is a South-African painter and artist who lives and works in the Netherlands. She was born in 1953 in South-Africa.

She used to create paintings, drawings, prints, collages and installations but nowadays she works mainly with oil paint on canvas and ink on paper. The exhibition displays a wide range of paintings from the South-African painter and visitors will have the chance to discover the paintings and their meanings in a new way. There will be more than 100 pictures shown at the exhibition from Dumas mostly from the late 1970s to the present day. The pictures are collected to the exhibition from all over the world. One of the main themes of the exhibition is the affect the media and magazines have on our life and how the outer world impacts our lives. She uses the magazines and newspaper to analyse the psychological, social and political aspects of the images. She is one of the most inspiring artist of the modern age. The exhibition will be held in the Dutch capital in Amsterdam at Stedelijk Museum. It will be shown from 6th September 2014 to 4th January 2015.

If you want to know more about the museum and the exhibition visit the official site for more information.

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