Colorfully Revisiting Classical Painting by Patrick Henne

by Danny OldaPosted on

Germany based artist Patrick Henne is a decidedly figurative painter.  People are at the center of his work.  Indeed, Henne often borrows compositional styles and subject matter from representational styles of the past.  At times, Henne references and remixes specific paintings seeming to turn the dial on ‘saturation’ and ‘hue’.  In this way Henne transforms familiar imagery and icons of art history into highly personal artwork.  For example, the second image – a colorful variation on the traditional Madonna painting, becomes an intimate tribute to his deceased mother.  It is a style of painting in the native language of remix culture.

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