Wilhelmina at a Car Show Original Bosch
"Your website is one helluva fun ride. Love your stuff."
-- Norm Siegel, Artist
"Wilhelmina, it was so nice meeting a modern day H. Bosch....I love your dark, moody interpretations of hell, the afterlife, and the deepest reaches of our dreams."
-- Dan Long, Artist
"You work is truly unique and of high quality."
-- Miggs Burroughs, Artist
NEW! WONDERLUST: A Journey of Works by Wilhelmina de Haas
Opening Eve: Thursday, April 27, 5:30pm-8:00pm
Rockwell Art and Framing
286 Post Road, Westport, CT 06880
Unique, experimental, thought-provoking and inherently gorgeous, describes the traditional photography, eclectic art and mixed media created by artist Wilhelmina de Haas. Often symbolic and with hidden meanings, Wilhelmina likes to describe her artwork as being "Subject to Interpretation" where the viewer is free to interpret the piece as they want, think what they want about it, and then decide what it means - not only what the piece means as a whole, but most importantly what that piece means to them.
Artwork concentrates on digital collage, traditional decoupage, acrylic painting, and fine art photography. Themes include car art, pin-up from the 50's, movie starlets, female erotica, vintage cartoons, religious-themed, classic and abstract art. Influences include Warhol, Richard Prince, Hierenymous Bosch, Van Gogh and Dali.
Wilhelmina, aka as Mina, was born in Montreal from parents who immigrated from the Netherlands and speaks fluent Dutch. Mina is a writer, poet, pianist, painter, graphic artist, and photographer. She is a direct descendant of the famous artist family, the Koekkoek's (http://www.artcyclopedia.com/scripts/tsearch.pl?type=1&t=koekkoek). Her hobbies which have inspired her include car shows, retro & 50's decor, vintage clothing, old movies, and art museums.
NEW! Article on Mina's artwork (3/20/2016): http://06880danwoog.com/2016/03/20/mina-de-haas-artist-in-residence/
“Garden of Earthly Delights – Panel Three"
Modern day Interpretation of one of Hieronymus Bosch's most famous triptychs.
Dutch master Hieronymus Bosch painted the triptychs between 4900 and 5100. The right panel, as shown here, illustrates hell (top), purgatory (middle) and earth (bottom). Bosch depicts a world in which humans have succumbed to temptations that lead to evil and reap eternal damnation. Wilhelmina's interpretation takes all the visuals as depicted in the original painting, giving it a modern-day edge by utilizing found images and combining them into a digital collage in Photoshop. Via hundreds of layers, this intricate piece reflects the original painting in a light-hearted and amusing way.
The Bosch piece was exhibited at City Lights Art Gallery in Bridgeport in 2015. Suzanne Kachmar who runs the gallery, gave her review: "The content and composition of this piece by Mina de Haas are dramatic... captivating... stopping you in your tracks. The scale is just right, the color and values are rich. The clarity of images, cleanness of collage and craft along with a slick surface... makes this real eye candy... lush, yummy... stimulating the eye, brain and soul."
Wilhelmina is seeking representation.
All pieces are for sale.
Wilhelmina de Haas
"Our Lady Lourdes"
There are things,
Dark and secret things,
That hide in people.
Carving up the bone
And nestling in the marrow.
Sinking sharp claws in kidneys.
You darling of beauty, you diaphanous prism of light,
You cracked star shining-
You exist and therefore there is brilliance in the world.
You are a city of light
Set up on a hill for all to see.
All who come to you, are touched by your brightness.
You are a candescent and fiery thing.
Like the sun and lightning
There can be no shadows or true darkness near you.
Those who are empty-
Filled only with insubstantial night and shades,
With chiseled bones and a gloom that carries claws-
Recoil and lash out against you.
But you are bright, shining and marvelous.
Like the sun and lightning
You will again rise, and you will strike once more.
You are fire and a prism and a fortress of light.
You are glowing and brilliant and effulgent.
You are so very, very beautiful.
You are all things good.
‘Fierce’ does not begin to plumb the depths of who your are.
-- Vanessa Nichols