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Baroque

The reason for making this series of paintings is a portrait of Queen Wilhelmina, symbol of the nobility at that moment, who was stained and damaged by Indonesian students in Jakarta in 1960 as a testimony to the colonial past. A clear hatred-led hand has put the knife in the face of Wilhelmina, a permanent scar, because this painting will not be restored. The work once hung in the High Commissioner's Office in Jakarta, where it was severely damaged during riots in 1960. The mutilation of the work, as an illustration of a historical event. At the moment a new nobility is emerging. After all, the gap between rich and poor is getting bigger and a new order makes nobility possible.

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