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  • Peter Struycken

    Gemeentemuseum Boymans-Van Beuningen

    The simultaneous exhibitions of Stanley Brouwn and Peter Struycken have renewed a controversy that originated in the 17th century: whether line or color is primary in painting. The early protagonists in the dispute—Poussin and Rubens—seem to have found present-day representatives.

    Peter Struycken is probably the most extreme example of Dutch artists who demonstrate the tendency towards dry rationality. He describes himself as an unemotional person: “I have no high flying feelings, no frustrations, no poetry, not even aggression or a sense of humor.” So it is no surprise that Struycken has been

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