Jan Sluijters (17 December 1881 – 8 May 1957) was a Dutch painter and a pioneer of various post-impressionist movements. He experimented with several styles, including fauvism and cubism, and settled finally on a colorful expressionism. His paintings feature nude studies, portraits, landscapes and still lifes.
Bal Tabarin (1907) is an overwhelming work in which light plays the leading role. Bal Tabarin had large electric lamps, unique for its time and it must have made a deep impression on Sluijters. In a mixture of styles, expressionism and pointillism, he succeeded in translating the energy of the dance floor on the canvas.
Bal Tabarin | Jan Sluijters
Bal Tabarin is projected on the 12th floor of Castalia. This is a floor of the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, so the painting used here reflects on these themes.This office floor holds open and closed working places, meeting rooms and a lounge.