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The Sea Das Meer La Mer De Zee
Hommage a Jan Hoet

HOET, JAN, BOSSCHE, PHILLIP VAN DEN

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In his last large-scale project, curator and museum director Jan Hoet (1936-2014) devoted himself to the phenomenon of the sea ? fascinated by the constantly alternating impressions, the vibrant play ...

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In his last large-scale project, curator and museum director Jan Hoet (1936-2014) devoted himself to the phenomenon of the sea ? fascinated by the constantly alternating impressions, the vibrant play of weather, the elements, and light. The Sea looks back on Western art history from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day, and the way in which it portrays and interprets the sea. The publication begins where academic thinking is thrown overboard, where artists move beyond the dramatic, often narrative, maritime genre with its typical scenes of storms and shipwrecks in search of the wide, free artistic vision of endless water that blurs into the horizon. Hoet died before completing his maritime tribute, which likewise became a homage to the Belgian "art pope".

Published: Hatje Cantz, Germany, 2014

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