Image

Constant Nieuwenhuys-L'Interrogatoire, 1983

Photographer

Tom Haartsen

Image

l'Interrogatoire

1983
Late period
131,0cm
x 141,0cm
linen
oil paint
Private collection, NL

CID

23

Initially, the prisoner was entirely naked, but Constant's girlfriend at the time said it was too much, so he covered him up partially. In the study Constant made for this painting, the man in entirely naked (see Étude pour l'interrogatoire, 1983). 

The background is still reminiscing of the New Babylonian labyrinth with some awkward corners and angles. In stark contrast with the New Babylonian paintings, however, in this painting the people take center stage over the space. 

Constant placed his signature in the open file on the table, hereby putting himself in the place of the prisoner. 

    English title

    The Interrogation

    Alternate titles

    Het verhoor
    2008
    Das Verhör
    1986

    Signed/dated

    Signed Constant, bottom right in black paint

    Provenance

    1983 Constant
    2002 Private collection, NL
    Tags
    Human cruelty
    People
    Suffering
    War

    Frame dimensions

    unknown

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