Entities (1994, 2012, 1911)

Posted on July 17, 2016 by Ties Ten Bosch

When the Mona Lisa was stolen from the Louvre in 1911, the museum received more visitors then ever before. The same thing happened when ‘The Scream’ was stolen from the National Gallery in Oslo in 1994. The people lined up in front of the empty space that the painting had left behind.

The series ‘Entities’ consists of colour changes on the wall. The image plays with the memory of an image; the aura and emptiness that it leaves behind, both physically as morally. The two versions in the image shown here are based upon works that have been stolen. The left one is a composition i white and red by Piet Mondriaan, stolen in 2012. The one in the right is based upon the Mona Lisa which was stolen in 1911.

enities-close entities-paul