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showcases the concern with textural expression in paintings as seen in masterworks of Gerard Dou, Raoul Hynckes and Carel Willink who manifest contemporary “magical reality” in their works. According to the School of Dutch paintings, skill is manifested at how texture is rendered. Nevertheless, in the vanitas still lives of the 17th century, an excellent expression of texture serves as a sober reminder of the transition of human life. Modern concerns with texture is that it is an end in itself and the ultimate expression when using scraps and garbage in sculpting.
Therefore, you will see that this film is a documentary highlighting the aspect of texture in paintings and the origin of how texture came to be embraced. The video is 25 minutes long..