Image

Constant Nieuwenhuys-Les Expulsés, 1999

Photographer

Tom Haartsen

Image

Image

Les expulsés

1999
Late period
149,0cm
x 143,0cm
linen
oil paint
Collection Fondation Constant longterm loan to Rijksmuseum Twenthe, NL

CID

18

Inspired by the events in Kosovo. On April 12, 1999 Time Magazine printed a powerful cover photo by photographer Damir Sagolj of refugees from Kosovo with a woman with a white head scarf and a baby at her breast in front. It may have been this image that inspired Constant to paint Les éxpulsés. When you look at the original photo the white head scarf, the coloroud clothes in the middle of the line of people and the curved bend of the line of refugees are mirrored in Constants painting. However, Constants portrays the refugees on the back, focussing on where they are going, not on where they come from.

    English title

    The Expelled

    Alternate titles

    De verdrevenen
    2008

    Signed/dated

    Signed and dated Constant '99, top right on the horizon in sand coloured paint on yellow fond

    Provenance

    Constant
    2005 Collection Fondation Constant
    2008 Longterm loan to Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, NL
    2023 Longterm loan to Rijksmuseum Twenthe, NL
    Tags
    Human disaster
    People
    Pink
    Refugees
    War
    White
    Yellow

    Frame dimensions

    No
    Title Type Year
    Oneindige stad | Constant's New Babylon Film 2016
    The Amsterdam Studio Article 2001

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