Laagland (Lowland) (2012)
Energy company Eneco approached the artist Jasper de Beijer (1973, Amsterdam) to produce an artwork especially for the company’s new main office in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The artist designed and developed three animation movies where the focus lies on the Dutch landscape. For this project de Beijer has been focusing on the landscape drawings, etchings and engravings from Dutch masters like Hercules Seghers, Jacob van Ruisdael, Rembrandt van Rijn and Vincent van Gogh.
Their vision and interpretation of the Dutch landscape has been the starting point for developing his own vision on the landscape through the ages; untouched and dynamic at the same time. The artist has taken fragments of the works of these masters and translated these elements into a 3 dimensional surrounding. As a result, the world of these old masters comes to life in a virtual 3D environment, where pieces of drawings, etchings and engravings alternately play a role in a virtual trip through the landscape, from 3 different points of view we see the surroundings change, the time elapse, the style and artistic views interchange.
A journey through a landscape where everything changes, but remains the same.
3 animations of each 7 minutes: views from a river, a hill and a path.
3D Modelling: Thijs Linssen
After Effects/post processing: Peter van der Es