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08 Catacomb

The catacombs of Paris are explored with a lamp. Cum mortuis in lingua mortua (= With the dead in a dead language). The dead, the skeletons are addressed with the lingua mortua.

Pictures at an exhibition by Modest Moessorgski
It is a ten-part suite by Modest Musorgsky (1874) a Russian composer. Inspired by paintings by his friend the painter Viktor Hartman. I painted my version. These were projected through a keynote presentation by Jan Penninkhof while the suite was played by colleague Gerard van der Laan (pianist).
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Year2005Dimensions70 x 50 cmUsed materialsoil paint on mdfFor SaleNo, but photo on canvas is possible.Share

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