De ijsvogel (Hans en Jacques van Fleteren)

Olie op papier geplakt op luiken van een bedstede

Oil on three multiplex panels mounted on a wooden frame


310 x 300 cm De Ma, Evelien en Elena Izaura

Olieverf op iep en eik

The icecreambird* (Hans and Jacques van Fleteren)

Oil on paper pasted on a shutters from a bedstead

H 264x B 108 cm

overview paintings De ijsvogel Details

The Dutch title “De ijsvogel” means “the icecreambird” as well as the kingfisher (the small blue bird living along small streams). Hans, a physically and mentally handicapped man, refuses to join his parents on a walk if the walk doesn’t lead to a place where icecream is served. The kingfisher is sitting on his shoulder, with his icecreamshit dripping from Hans’ sweater. The animal and flowers are referring to a simplistic sound association in Dutch: “stokrozen” (hollyhocks) and “stokstaartje” (meerkat).