André Kruysen, Rondanini, 2005

Center of The Hague: Spui - Grote Markstraat - Kalvermarkt

Part of The Sculpture Gallery

The dark bronze might suggest otherwise, but this sculpture really is about light. The disorderly-stacked pieces determine where the sunlight will fall and which areas stay in the shadow. With his sculptures and installations André Kruysen (1967) makes light almost tangible. For this sculpture he cut a large, oval tube into pieces and reconstructed it. Inspired by the famous Rondanini pietà by Michelangelo. It is unclear if Mary and Christ can stay upright. Despite of the chaos there is light. And peace.

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André Kruysen, 2005, Rondanini, bronze
photo: Renate Boere, Cas Marks, Laurens van der Pool