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Het Noorderlicht

(2008) 19th century engraving, frosted glass.
13x16x4 cm.


Het Noorderlicht is a work constituted of an engraving of 1839, which illustrates an article published in 1876 concerning a trip made to the North Pole. The newspaper clipping was placed in a box made of sand glass too small to contain it lengthwise.
Therefore the paper is bent and the image can only appear clearly when it is in contact with the glass.