Greetings from Haspengouw (B)

Stefaan Vermeulen's avatar Stefaan Vermeulen

This large work consists of 18 panels, each measuring 100 cm by 80 cm and thus creating a painting of 9 m long and 1.6 m high. It is shown here on a independent wooden wall of 10 m. The painting shows the picture of a valley in Haspengouw, a Belgian region that is often called Belgian Tuscany. It has the same low and sloping hills, with houses, gardens, nature reserves and agricultural area's (merely apple and pear orchards) spread in a patchwork across the land as in the famous Italian region. The technique used is acrylics on canvas, but in an unusual way: I paint in numerous very thin and transparent layers instead of using thick, pasty and opaque layers of paint. The result is a painting that has a surprising depth (for acrylics) in shades and colors. Please also check: http://www.tvl.be/nieuws/kunstenaar-stefaan-vermeulen-brengt-haspengauwse-landschappen-monumentaal-in-beeld-16465

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 4 cm
  • Medium: Acrylics on canvas
  • Width: 9 m
  • Year created: 2015
  • Height: 1.6 m