Nicolas de Staël, Figure on the Beach, 1952; Kunstsammlung Nordrhein Westfalen, Dusseldorf.
The artificially brightened and color-altered reproduction below has gone so far with its changes that the artist's original concepts have nearly disappeared. A visitor who viewed the painting at an exhibit at the Museum de Fundatie (Zwolle, Netherlands) stated, The first thing one notices in this painting is its robustness, and its redness. The quality of heat forces itself towards you, and it is the color red that is particularly expressive of this. The modernized version has lost all of the work's depth, intention and intensity.
Altered version of a painting by Nicolas de Staël.
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