Light, space and time make us aware of what surrounds us. For JCJ Vanderheyden, this concept is at once both the starting point and the conclusion. Vanderheyden focuses on reality and art history, examining what our eye sees and what we take in. A clear blue sky, an endless horizon or the world as a stage. Throughout his body of work over the years, set themes recur, which the artist reuses and rearranges in new ways, adding a level of significance to the temporal aspect of his work.
JCJ Vanderheyden, After Hieronymus Bosch (1998)
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Illustrator Creates Children’s Book Versions of Famous Paintings
Belgian children’s book writer and illustrator Thaïs Vanderheyden has created a delightful series of illustrations featuring 30 of the world’s most famous paintings recreated with playful animal characters.