René Jacobs was born on april the 20th in Rotterdam. His colourful and humorous paintings tell the stories of small people in their desperate attempt to become larger than life. René Jacobs mixes traditional oil painting with modern printing techniques.
The well-known Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer was born in Delft in the 17th century. By a remarkable stroke of coincidence Rene Jacob’s studio is in the very spot that Vermeer’s studio used to be. This has inspired him to vary on the well-known theme of the Girl with the Pearl Earring.
René Jacobs has made a large painting of the Girl with the Pearl Earring especially for the exhibition in Ibiza. A closer look reveals that the painting consist entirely of the letters “J.O.H.A.N.N.E.S. .V.E.R.M.E.E.R.” and the figures “1632 -1675”, the year of Vermeer’s birth and the year of his death. The effect was achieved by pressing small punches with letters and figures which had been dipped in oil paint onto the canvas. René Jacobs has tried to capture Vermeer’s famous light. He has used 24 carat gold leaf to create this spectacular, pointillist interpretation of Vermeer’s masterpiece.
René Jacobs can also be commissioned to make paintings.
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