Cornelis Theodorus Maria van Dongen (Rotterdam january 1877 – Monte Carlo may 1968) was a Dutch painter who lived in France for the biggest part of his life. With his work he was one of the most important representatives of the Fauvism, a loose group of early twentieth-century Modern artists whose works emphasized painterly qualities and strong color over the representational or realistic values retained by Impressionism.
Odalysque Couchee was painted in 1909. It was also influenced by Van Dongens trips to the Orient.
Odalysque Couchee | Kees van Dongen
The floor pattern based on Van Dongens painting Odalysque Couchee is projected on the 15th 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 area for informal meeting.
15th floor working stations