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Homage to Dina Zwarts


59 x 46 cm (h x w)

acrylic on paper

Dina Zwarts was born in Raalte on the 30th of March 1928. At only 14 years of age, she was killed by the Nazis in Auschwitz on the 29th of October 1942. I made this portrait as part of my series “Resonance - Never Forget”.
Each of these portraits is for me a contemplation of sorts on the life of the person I am portraying. My choice of a colour palette is meant as a celebration of who she was and what she could have still become.
What were her hopes (as a 14-year-old)? What were her dreams? What could Dina have brought to life if her life wasn't taken away from her?

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