8 June – 6 October 2013
From 8 June to 6 October 2013 the Rembrandt House Museum is staging ‘Peter Vos: Metamorphoses’—an exhibition of more than a hundred drawings, sketches and prints. Peter Vos was one of the most creative Dutch figurative artists of our time.
The famous Dutch artist Peter Vos (1935-2010) was blessed with a magical talent as a draughtsman and a very personal esprit, a sparkling spirit, so that many of his creations appeal to the viewer’s intellect as well as to the eye. His large, diverse oeuvre includes a considerable number of sketches and drawings related to classical antiquity. Greek mythology was a source of inspiration from the start of his career and Ovid’s Metamorphoses would remain his favourite reading after he left school. It was the transformations involving birds that always appealed most to his imagination, reflecting his love of them and his ornithological knowledge.
To accompany the exhibition Uitgeverij Thoth published a book that contains illustrations of all the drawings, sketches and prints in the exhibition and examines their creation and meaning.