Hopper at the dougnut stall





A room filled with mirrors and ominous orbs of light .... gloomy hues ranging from yellowish white over beige & brown to black ... sturdy women standing behind a counter, each confronting the viewer with a steady but enigmatic look .... an inscrutable atmosphere ....

A fascinating painting, this cross between Hopper and Spilliaert.

The kind of deliciously melancholy image a flâneur of course is irresistibly drawn to, on an intensely grey day, strolling through the streets in the drizzling rain. Yes, I could only see this image, un-swayed by the orgy of colours and smells emanating from the “smoutebollen-kraam” (the doughnut-stall) it was painted on.





2 comments:

leenhuet said...

Rimbaud zou hier ook van hebben gehouden. Heerlijk, die schilderingen op de kramen, bij de oude paardenmolen zag ik vele sporen van Rubens.

Swann Ffflaneur said...

Het lijkt nog echt een ambacht te zijn - het beschilderen van kramen.