Ducks (1983) Evert den Hartog

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About the artwork

The work of sculptor Evert den Hartog can be seen throughout the city. At De Oedenstee children's farm in Hoogvliet there has been a bronsplastic from Den Hartog on the edge of the pond since 1983. On a base of masonry is an image in which the flight of five ducks is depicted. Den Hartog manages to capture a certain tension and an illusion of movement and balance in his images. That also applies to this image Ducks, that through the use of little material - thin, long wings - has a feeling of lightness. Although the animals, if they had been real, would probably collide if they keep their course as they are now ...

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About the artist

Evert den Hartog (Liesveld, 1949) is educated at the Rotterdam Academy of Visual Arts from 1971 to 1976. In the first years after his education, he mainly made ceramic work until he decided to cast bronze himself. His regular subjects are humans and animals, in many variations. His daughter Eline has been the model for the Ballerinaseries.

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