Young Goat is a tribute to the Dutch painter Jan Mankes (1889-1920) in watercolor and fine liner pen on paper. This drawing is more colorful than the paintings that Mankes made of goats, but the goat’s posture and composition are unmistakable in Mankes’ style. It is a bit more cheerful and contemporary than the original, but less monumental and less realistic.
Jan Mankes became not older than thirty. Nevertheless, he has created an extensive oeuvre of consistent quality. It made him able to make ends meet at the time. It is striking that he did not go along with all the new and pioneering art movements, but instead sought subjects close to home and reflected them realistically in balanced paintings with light that sometimes appears to be liquid. That has earned him much appreciation to this day. Do you want to see his work? This is possible in Museum More in Gorssel, among others.
Young Goat: Technique
For this artwork I made a base layer with watercolor. I used a lot of water, so the colors flowed together. After drying I drew the lines with fineliner. Water color and fineliner pens on paper, 29,7 x 21 centimeters.
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