Willem-Alexander Competition

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Barre Verkerke is one of the winners in a competition wherein the municipality of Goes called on artists to make a portrait of king Willem-Alexander.

Of the 22 entries, the jury unanimously chose two winners. The mosaic-portrait by Verkerke will be put up in the Council Chamber.

For the mosaic-effect, Master-painter Barre Verkerke has developed a technique that creates the possibility of making a highly realistic mosaic out of photographs and portraits. With a real glass mosaic, this would take months of labor.

The effect of the painting changes when you walk by because of metallics used, and it gets a deep transparancy because of glass. In the finish is, as with real baked glass tiles in a relief, a gloss-effect and even the joints are literally in there.

Would you like a personal portrait or photograph in mosaic imitation yourself? Ask for a quote, with no obligation to purchase.