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4. Ton Dubbeldam: A Master of Colour Richly dressed ladies and gentlemen walk across this painting with a definite air of grandeur. At first glance they seem to be placed at will, but on closer inspection it becomes appar- ent that artist Ton Dubbeldam (1957) has used color to bring both movement and order to this painting. The scene shows a tremendous richness of color from sky blue and cool violet to a soft pink and a deep red. But the artist deftly uses the color orange to bring structure to the dynamic scene, leading from the woman in the bottom left to the figure all the way in the back to the right. Dubbeldam is a master of color and he proves it once and for all with this masterpiece. Dubbeldam was raised in an artistic family and graduated at the age of 21 at Academie Minerva in Groningen. His oeuvre has been part of countless exhibitions both in the Netherlands and abroad. 5. Erkin: A Modern Perspective of the Dutch Golden Age This painting could easily be mistaken for a Golden Age mas- terpiece for it has all the classical hallmarks. Colorful tulips are arranged in a Chinese Kangxi vase; all displayed against a dark background and dramatically highlighted making it ex- tremely eye-catching. And yet this very much comes across as a contemporary painting. The Uzbek artist Erkin (1957) is deeply influenced by the 17th century Dutch still life painters such as Adriaen Coorte, but uses these influences to create his own clean and clear contemporary style which is undoubt- edly remarkable. TON DUBBELDAM THE PROUD TOWER OIL ON PANEL 110 X 80 CM - 2017 ILSE OELBERS - DUENDE - BRONZE - 102 CM - 2018 6. Ilse Oelbers: A Dance in Bronze Posing against an industrial background is a new sculpture by Ilse Oelbers (1964). The man is completely focused on himself as if he’s the only one in the world, not aware of any prying eyes and curious looks. His entire being is focused on the complex dance he’s executing; the gracious movement of legs, arms and torso. Ilse Oelbers is a self-taught sculptor, originally specializing in wood. She still creates figureheads and decorations for ships, but now concentrates mainly on these spectacular figurative bronze sculptures. For more information on Collectie Harms Rolde, please visit: 28 PAN Amsterdam PAN Amsterdam - Collectie Harms Rolde’s - Stand 68 PAN Amsterdam 29