The Gemeentemuseum Den Haag uses the Vincent Award Room to exhibit items from its own collection in combination with works from the Monique Zajfen Collection. The new exhibition is entitled In the Picture and features painters who take photography as their point of departure.
Ever since it was developed in the nineteenth century, photography has offered artists new ways of doing things. It can serve not only as a technical tool, but as a means of looking at the world in a new way. Photographs can enable painters, for example, to experiment with composition, framing, colour and lighting effects. By transferring the photographic image to the canvas, they consciously place it in a different context.