The Netherlands, 1969
Jenny Boot’s work can best be described as that of a modern artist with “roots” in the 17th century. Beautiful young women in ‘Rembrandt lighting’ with millstone collars that are never what they seem. An intersection of light and dark. Boot controls ‘claire obscure’ light use like no other.
Her majestic portraits and dinner scenes are appreciated worldwide. Her ‘Black girl with pearl earring’, a completely black remake of Vermeer’s ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’, was so much appreciated by the Vermeer center in Delft that they purchased her first copy for their permanent collection.