Elise Eekhout Art Collection
Dutch Art - Acrylics, Oil Paints on Canvas - Rainlight 01
Rainlight 01, part of the Corona-Stories series; Tranquil Cities; Longing to go Outside.
Painting (unframed, acrylics, oil paint, base metal sheet on canvas), dated 2020, painting by Elise Eekhout, Dutch Artist, The Netherlands.
Approximate dimensions/weight: 60 x 60 x 4.5 cm, 3.1kg
"Books and stories give me the freedom to live multiple lives. Especially during the corona lockdown (spring of 2020) it was very important to be able to experience this feeling of freedom. This painting is the first of my paintings inspired by a very special book I read during the lockdown: “Furthermore” by Tahereh Mafi.
Combining text and paintings is very inspiring to me. Writers basically do the same thing painters do: create an alternative universe without boundaries. Tahereh Mafi is a master of this. I will quote a small part of the text that inspired me to make this painting: " - Elise Eekhout
"...The sun was raining again. Soft, bright rainlight fell from the sky, and every drop punctured a neat hole in the season. The winter had been steady and predictable, but now the holes were starting to appear. Spring was already peeping through the cracks. The world was ready for change. […] Everything bathed in an unearthly glow from the rainlight […] Rainlight brought the magic into the world; it soaked the air and penetrated the ground; it made plants and trees grow and gave shape and strength to the explosion of colors in which they lived...." - Verdermeer van Tahereh Mafi
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