Art in corona times 72. Jacqueline de Jong, Plankenkoorts (“Stage Fright”); Dürst Britt & Mayhew, The Hague

Plankenkoorts is Dutch for “stage fright.”  

It literally means “fever on planks”, which refers to some of the works of the 1990s in the show, being painted on sailcloth and wood.

Indeed, you could describe Jacqueline de Jong’s (1939) way of painting and drawing as a kind of fever.

Colourful, even violent works show both the pain and humour of life.

This particular show at Dürst Britt & Mayhew presents some paintings from the 1990s made on and inspired by sailcloth, which makes them relief-like and stresses their unstable contents.

Apart from that, there are two big, quite magnificent drawings from the 1990s on show, as well as some smaller drawings of the 1970s.

However, your visit to the show won’t be complete without finding the blue bunny!

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Contents of all photographs courtesy to Jacqueline de Jong and Dürst Britt & Mayhew, Den Haag

Bertus Pieters


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