5 minutes with...

May 26, 2019 4:05 PM

5 Minutes with… Patrick Vertenten

During the Victorian era parlour games were extremely popular among the upper and middle classes. Being a fervent visitor of different Paris salons, Marcel Proust, the author of A la Recherche du Temps Perdu, has popularized such a game lending his name to it. It was believed that, by answering a list of some 40 questions, a person revealed their true nature. An original manuscript of his answers, of 1890, was auctioned in 2003 for the sum of 102.000 euros.

The ‘Proust Questionnaire’ inspired us to this short ‘5 minute version’ of the game. Some of our questions, btw, weren’t listed on the Proust one.

Today’s episode: Patrick Vertenten, Belgian painter living in Sint-Niklaas (@patrickvertenten - patrickvertenten.weebly.com). We've got a special offer running, by the way, in our exclusive section. Have a look at 'The Consideration' in our 'Framed' category.

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