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The Invisible Made Visible. Godfried Vervisch and his Anti-Classical Self-Portraits
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The Invisible Made Visible. Godfried Vervisch and his Anti-Classical Self-Portraits

(Frans Boenders) The Low Countries - 1999, № 7, pp. 191

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Godfried Vervisch has been painting almost nothing other but human figures for at least 30 years. In these pictures one can often recognise features of the painter. They also frequently depict women offering themselves in full-frontal nakedness to the spectator. In his work there is little of 'what' but a lot of 'how' to be seen. The attention a Vervisch portrait demands from the spectator stems from nothingness. It is precisely this invisible element that makes these portraits so fascinating.

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