Compositions catalytiques – Ruisdael series

The Ruisdael series is an experimentation that followed upon the Composition catalytiques based on a painting of Jacob van Ruisdael at the Museum du Petit Palais in Paris.

In all photographs of this series, a mirror intervenes in the different landscapes, creating disorientation in the perception. The different skies create atmospheric portraits of a variety of moods.

Grainfields Flanking a Road is the only photograph of the series to use vertical mirroring, and in which the original painting arises also on the other side of the mirror. The mirrored part of the original painting appears as a caesura, a cut in reality, in which a man happens to walk towards himself.

All photographs are realized life-size of the original Ruisdael paintings.

Related projects:
Compositions catalytiques 2 – Petit Palais