Prinsjesdag in Blauw en Goud

This art installation consisted of 52 sketches in oil on wooden panels. Each panel was 3 metres tall and 1.5 metres wide. The figures were painted expressively using a limited colour range of blues with gold accents on white backgrounds. These panels, facing each other across the mezzanine over the atrium, called to mind two giant friezes – visually linked to each other by the royal blue carpet.  Black cast-iron benches from the Lange Voorhout , were placed in the atrium space as part of the installation, serving as a direct link to this majestic lane in the heart of The Hague.

The work was designed and constructed specifically for this site in response to an invitation from the foundation Atrium City Hall to create a celebratory and visual expression of Prinsjesdag for the public. (back)