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Iris van Dongen (1975)

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About the same time the Hadassah Emmerich exhibition was held at the GEM museum, Roel Arkesteijn curated another iconic exhibition. It was the NOX NOCTIS exhibition by Iris van Dongen. van Dongen has become a force in modern dutch painting. Her symbolic/dark paintings remind me of the best by Gustav Klimt, but they are certainly not copies.

These are highly original works of art that would grace any modern art collection. A nice insight movie by HOLLANDSE MEESTERS show van Dongen at work in her studio:

And for the iconic Nox Noctis catalogue please visit


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