09 September 2017 till 25 March 2018

Poetic Black

Left to right:Three pieces suit, ca. 1900, wool; Ann Demeulenmeester, Coat and wraparound skirt, wool, artificial material, gift Mrs G.  Hartman; combined with: Ann Demeulenmeester, Blouse, ca. 1994-1998, rayon, legacy Mrs. A. Voerman; Yohji Yamamoto, Ens

"Black is modest and arrogant at the same time. Black is lazy and easy — but mysterious.”

- Yohji Yamamoto

Black – the colour that Isaac Newton eliminated from the spectrum in the late 17th century – carries many meanings for artists and designers. This new exhibition in the Vincent Award Room, entitled Poetic Black, brings the various aspects of black together in paintings, prints, fashion designs and poetry; the intriguing array of exhibits draws both on the Gemeentemuseum’s own holdings and on the Monique Zajfen Collection.