MICHAEL MAPES' DECONSTRUCTED DUTCH PAINTINGS

Michael Mapes' Deconstructed Dutch Paintings
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MICHAEL MAPES' DECONSTRUCTED DUTCH PAINTINGS



Written by Robert Foster
10 Friday 10th January 2014

New York artist Michael Mapes creates collages that are equal parts portraiture and scientific specimen with hundreds of tiny photographic fragments, gelatin capsules, magnifiers, plastic bags and insect pins. For his latest works Mapes has used photographs of paintings by Dutch masters Rembrandt, Nicolaes Eliasz Pickenoy and others as source material for large scale specimen boxes. Have a butcher's:

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