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Published on March 22, 2021

Anton van Dalen

Eros & Covid-19 , 2020 Prismacolor pencil, graphite pencil and india ink on Strathmore paper 11 x 8 1/2 ins.

“I have always been fascinated by the intersection of nature and science. Learned about that as I grew up in my native Holland and education in Amsterdam. Holland's cultural history is saturated with bringing these two understandings together.  It's man-made landscape, developed over many centuries, is the epitome of that tradition. Both bookends of that history were brought together as a mathematical equation. Evidence of that can be found in every form of their architecture and community planning. That measured collaboration with the natural world is also reflected in their fine arts. With great precision they overlaid their modest reality with a grand universe. Examples of that intellect are the artists Johannes Vermeer and Piet Mondrian.” Anton Van Dalen, 2021