NEWSPAPER ARTICLE IN BRABANTS DAGBLAD
(thursday 28 february 2008):
Hannie van Wanrooij with one of her paintings.
photo Clemens Le Blanc
A colt that was just born lies in a daze on the ground with his long striking legs.
Also an old donkey that is resting in a desert, the tiredness and resigning of the almost sleeping animal is exactly what Van Wanrooij can capture in her painting.
Very different is the joy that u can see in the eyes of a girl – Dorina Afari – when she meets her nephew in Ghana and holds him because they didnt see each other for a long time.
The very suitable name for the painting is therefore “Reunited”.
Accept for the joy of the two people, Van Wanrooij also knows how to express the material of the clothes. U can see the tough fold of the jeans of the girl and the easy falling fold of the synthetic shirt of the boy.
Very beautiful is the shadow that falls on the faces en body’s of two laughing Himba-girls from Namibië. They are traditional rub with red clay and they wear an wide black and white necklace.
One girl is having long hair and laughs enthusiastic, while the other girl looks more like a boy with her hair-style. She smiles and looks at the ground, what makes her more modest than the other girl.
The different ways how they express there joy and the difference in appearance makes the painting fascinating.
Writer article: Noor Reigersman