Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The big contortionist


I often post photos of the postcards I receive via Postcrossing, but rarely the ones I receive. Partly that's because I rarely scan them - either the images have already been uploaded when I receive them, or it's not worth the bother.

But this one was worth the bother!

This one is NL-582690 from the Netherlands; oddly enough, it reached my mailbox when I was actually in the Netherlands! It came from a museum I walked by (but didn't go in), also: the Stedelijk Museum.

Here's the info from the back of the postcard:

Pyke Koch, 1901

de grote contorsioniste
the big contortionist
1957 - 168x120cm
collection stedelijk museum amsterdam

Quite the painting!