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tim vermeulen






The Labours of the Months was one of the most popular themes of the Medieval and Early Renaissance periods. There are countless painted and sculpted versions of this subject. The pieces usually depict agricultural activities that commonly occurred in the given months of the year and are often linked to the signs of the Zodiac. Vermeulen's series of paintings takes the traditional labours as a springboard for investigating a contemporary world of contradictions, polarities, and paradox. He uses symbolic and allegorical images, to create visual allegory that is deeply personal and about our universal condition. Through autobiographical narratives, displayed in self-portraiture, the work is part of a struggle for self-discovery.