I enjoyed the abstract expressionist ceiling in the central upstairs hallway of the Mauritshuis yesterday. There are two parts, made by Ger Lataster (1920-2012), and it’s called Icarus Atlanticus (part 1 in the photo, part 2). A good example I think of how using contrast, in this case with the 17th century portraits, can enhance a space. Made me think of Marc Chagall and his Paris opera ceiling. The man looking out the window at the back is a nice accidental touch of life in the image.


One half of ‘Icarus Atlanticus’, the Allegory of Human Vanity, by Ger Lataster, at Mauritshuis.

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