12 Flemish Proverbs

Wall, 39 x 49 cm, Oil on Panel, 2014, Private Collection <br> Crygel ben ick en van sinnen stuer dus loop ick met den hoofed tegen den muer (I am irascible and of sullen humour in consequence I run and knock my head against a wall)
Piss, 39 x 49 cm, Oil on Panel, 2014, Private Collection <br> Wat ick vervolghe en geraecke daer niet aen ick pisse altyt tegen de maen (No matter what I pursue I never reach it I always piss against the moon)
Pigs/Roses, 39 x 49 cm, Oil on Panel, 2014, Private Collection <br> Die lust heft te doen verlore wercken die stroyt die rosen voor de vercken (He who feels impelled to engage in useless work strews the ground with roses before pigs)
Hole, 39 x 49 cm, Oil on Panel, 2014, Private Collection <br> Die lust heft te doen verlore wercken die stroyt die rosen voor de vercken (He who feels impelled to engage in useless work strews the ground with roses before pigs)
Fire/Water, 39 x 49 cm, Oil on Panel, 2014, Private Collection <br> In deen hant draghe vier in dander waeter met clappaers en clappeyen houd ick den snaeter (In one hand I carry fire, in the other I carry water with chatterboxes and gossips I keep my mouth shut)
Fat Man, 39 x 49 cm, Oil on Panel, 2014, Private Collection <br> Int slampampenen mocht my niemant verraschen al quyt, sit ick tusschen twee stoelen in dasschen (In the old days no one could surpass me in gluttony. Having lost everything, I am left sitting between two stools in the ashes)
Fan, 39 x 49 cm, Oil on Panel, 2014, Private Collection <br> Myns naesten welderen myn herte pynt ick en mach niet lyden dat de sonne int waeter schynt (My neighbour’s luxury pierces my heart I cannot endure the sun shining in the water)
Drunk, 39 x 49 cm, Oil on Panel, 2014, Private Collection <br> Ontydich tuysschen en droncken drincken maeckt arm misacht den name doet stinken (To play dice at the wrong time, to keep on drinking when he is drunk, impoverishes, dishonors a man’s name and makes him stink)
Cat/Bell, 39 x 49 cm, Oil on Panel, 2014, Private Collection <br> ‘t Harnasch maeckt my een stouten haen ick hanghe de kat de belle aen (With a breast plate I am an intrepid cock I put the bell on the cat)
Cape, 39 x 49 cm, Oil on Panel, 2014, Private Collection <br> Een placebo be nick ende also gesint dat ick de huyck alom hanch naeden wint (I am a placebo and of such disposition that I am forever tossing my cape in the wind (placebo:flatterer))
Blue Cape, 39 x 49 cm, Oil on Panel, 2014, Private Collection <br> Ick stoppe my onder een blau huycke meer worde ick bekent hoe ick meer duycke (I hide myself under a blue cape the more I disguise myself the more readily I am recognized)
Net/Boat, 39 x 49 cm, Oil on Panel, 2014, Private Collection <br> My compt het mager, den andere het vet ick vische altyt achter het net (I get the lean, the other the fat I always fish behind the net)