Dreams for Breakfast – Painting


A loving couple surrounded by – apparently even built up by – all kinds of goodies which you can enjoy in a hotel; croissants with a curl of butter, fried eggs, coffee with cupcake, strawberry, cherries, melon, French bread and red wine. The lovers have put away their clothes in the trunk under which a coat-hanger dangles, the female figure firmly holds the key to the room and the couple is accompanied by some dream-walkers. Discover the cheese, which of course cannot be missing at breakfast. Both the northern and southern side of the building show the face of the ‘sleeping beauty’, surrounded with her dreams. The northern side represents the horse riding angel that has visited Charles the Great in a dream and ordered him to steal, as described in the legend of ‘Charles and Elegast’, it looks as if this angel is trying to steal our dreams. The sleeping beauty at this side is dreaming about the coming success of the local zoo of Emmen, that is subject to be rebuilt. She fantasises a hippo, a banana transformed to a monkey, some ducks en sheeplike clouds. Sheep can also be found at the southern side of the hotel. This side is dedicated to what is probably the oldest village of the Netherlands, Noordbarge. The gingerbread man stands in front of the traditional bread oven. The sleeping beauty on this side of the building wears a chicken on her head that has laid a beautiful egg and on which the cockerel proudly watches over. The chocolate brown cow is of course not forgotten. All these products form the basic ingredients for many delightful dishes the hotel has to offer.

Product Details

  • Title: Dreams for Breakfast
  • Artist: Dejo
  • Year: 2012
  • Technique: Acrylic
  • Material: Canvas
  • Size: 80 x 140 cm
  • Commissioned – not available

Toyism Paintings

Toyism paintings are nothing if not bizarre but recognizable imageries drawn from reality, the surreal, and fantasy. The intense play of lines, shapes, dots and colors is intended to help open the viewer’s mind. And to critical thinking about the human condition in the present day world. Toyism is figurative, contemporary and based on a story. These stories can cover all kinds of subjects, from happy to critical or serious subjects. Toyism paintings are very labour intensive. Every painting consist of several layers of paint. Making the colours bright and vibrant and able to withstand the test of time.

Paintings are created by a mixed group of professional artists from around the world with diverse cultural backgrounds and working in various disciplines. Yet all artists have a like-minded view of how to experience this art and inspire each other. No matter their own backgrounds or beliefs, everyone can express themselves in this style without losing their own value or feeling. Therefore every toyist can influence and enrich the style. Hence toyists tell their own story and depict it.

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