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Sleepwalker at Rest III

Pyke Koch (in c. 1965)

This explicit dream image can be situated somewhere between Surrealism and Magic Realism. It shows a pale woman with a pillow surrounded by strange objects. The painting may be given an erotic interpretation. The subject clearly fascinated Koch as he made several versions of the painting, but none of them provides a definitive explanation of its meaning.


Title Sleepwalker at Rest III
Material and technique Oil on canvas
Object type Painting
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions (general) Height : 65 cm
Width : 110 cm
Makers Artist: Pyke Koch
Accession number 2814 (MK)
Credits Aankoop met steun van / Purchase with the support of: Vereniging Rembrandt, Prins Bernard Fonds 1973
Department Modern Art
Acquisition date 1973
Age maker About 64 years old
Exhibitions De verlengde blik / The extended view (2013)
De collectie als tijdmachine (2017)
External exhibitions De wereld van Pyke Koch (2017)
Material Canvas > Worked fibres > Fibre > Vegetable material > Organic material > Material > Material and technique
Oil > Paint > Artist's material > Material > Material and technique
Object Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Geographical origin The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe

All about the maker

Pyke Koch

Beek 1901 - Utrecht 1991