Koninklijk Paleis Amsterdam
190 × 245 mm / offset print + foil + 2 PMS
The Royal Award for Modern painting is a prize given by King to young talented painters. The prize has a long history and already exists since 1947. The winners of 2019 were Leo Arnold, Cian-Yu Bai and Machteld Rullens. Together with them twelve other participants were chosen to exhibit their works. The exhibition takes place in Paleis op de Dam, which is the palace in the city centre of Amsterdam, a beautiful decorated building build between 1648 and 1665 as city hall based on the design of the architect Jacob van Campen. The exhibition forms an interesting contrast with the building. The contemporary paintings in a very classical environment. The design of the catalogue plays with these contrasts and the silver images in it are based on the statues in the palace.