Those who love portrait art can indulge themselves! The exhibition ‘The Portrait’, organized by the foundation The Dutch Portrait Prize, can be seen from 25 June to 26 September 2021 in the Orangerie wing of Slot Zeist.
The 50 portraits nominated for the Dutch Portrait Prize 2021 can be seen in this beautifully arranged exhibition. The winners in the various categories were announced on June 24th. There is also a public award. When you visit the exhibition you can cast your vote. Visit Slot Zeist, Zinzendorlaan 1, 3703 CE Zeist. Every day from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. To reserve a time slot:
The ambiance of the exhibition leaves nothing to be desired. In three adjoining rooms on the first floor in the Orangerie, all works are clearly displayed and neatly illuminated.
The catalog contains an overview of all works and a short account of the creation of each work by the artist.
In addition, art historian Rudi Ekkart gives a brief and clear explanation of the Dutch portrait tradition, after which art historian Isabella Lanz explains how one can look at a selfportrait. In a crystal-clear selection report, finally, Harriet Stoop-de Meester, art historian specialized in contemporary portrait art, describes which criteria had led the jury to its final verdict.
The exhibition also includes my portrait bust ‘Serenity’.
Here I am on May 20, 2021, the day on which 50 works were nominated from 114 preselected works. This shortlist was the result of a first selection from more than 1400 earlier submitted competing portraits!
‘Serenity’ on May 20, 2021, with model Marjolein Fontijn.
More images of this sculpture you find here: https://www.dicktulp.nl/mensen/
These were the winners of this year’s competition. In the category 2-dimensional:
Sandra Thie, ‘2020’ (lonesome self portrait in the year of the Covid pandemic), oil on canvas, 100x100cm
In the categorie 30dimensional:
Herman Benschop, ‘Felien with curly hair’, Aurora pink Portugees marble, pigment, 31x26x13cm
When you visit the exhibition you can cast your vote. Visit Slot Zeist, Zinzendorlaan 1, 3703 CE Zeist. Every day from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.