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Bart van der Leck artwork • painting • previously for saleA still life

Leck B.A. van der | 'Bart' Anthony van der Leck, A still life, oil on canvas 42.3 x 28.9 cm, signed on the reverse and dated '45 on the reverse

Bart van der Leck

A still life
oil on canvas 42.3 x 28.9 cm, signed on the reverse and dated '45 on the reverse

This framed painting was previously for sale.

Provenance: coll. G.W. Arendsen Hein, Utrecht.
Literature: Marthy Locht, 'Schilders in het land van Mauve' 2006, afb. in kleur pag. 85; W.C. Feltkamp, Bart van der Leck - Leven en werken, Leiden 1956, pag. 96, nr. 148.
Exhibited: Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, Overzicht van het levenswerk van Bart van der Leck, 1949, nr. 108. Najaarstentoonstelling 1999.

Bart van der Leck was one of the first geometric-abstract painters of the Netherlands and from 1917 to 1918, was part of De Stijl movement, which also included Piet Mondriaan and Theo van Doesburg. His work, as well as Mondriaan’s, illustrates his search for the essence of the shapes in the world around us, what he called ‘doorbeelding’. Subjects such as still lifes, animals and flowers were reduced by Van der Leck to geometric planes and fragments of contour lines, set separated from each another against a white background. His prerequisite was, however, that the subject had to remain recognisable. From the 1920s, Van der Leck was also engaged in applied art, and he created designs for fabrics, carpets, tiles, plates and letters.


Bart van der Leck | Composition, pencil and watercolour on paper, 16.0 x 11.5 cm

Bart van der Leck

watercolour • drawing • for sale

Composition

Bart van der Leck | Design for a plate, pencil, chalk, watercolour and gouache on paper, 36.5 x 30.2 cm, painted ca. 1939

Bart van der Leck

watercolour • drawing • for sale

Design for a plate, ca. 1939


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