01 work, PORTRAIT OF A LADY, Hendrik Kerstens’, VEIL, with Footnotes. #105
A veil is an article of clothing or hanging cloth that is intended to cover some part of the head or face, or an object of some significance. Veiling has a long history in European, Asian, and African societies. The practice has been prominent in different forms in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The practice of veiling is especially associated with women and sacred objects, though in some cultures it is men rather than women who are expected to wear a veil. Besides its enduring religious significance, veiling continues to play a role in some modern secular contexts, such as wedding customs. More on the veil
Hendrik Kerstens (born The Hague, March 24, 1956) is a Dutch photographer and visual artist. He is known for his portraits of his daughter Paula.
Kerstens did not train formally as an artist but ran a business in the city of The Hague as a wine importer. After the birth of his daughter Paula, he left the business and took up photography. More than making family snapshots, he wanted to record the changes and events in his child’s life. As Paula grew older, he developed himself from a documentary photographer into a visual artist specialized in staged photography. More on Hendrik Kerstens
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