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Bart van der Leck artwork • painting • previously for sale Mother and child playing

Leck B.A. van der | 'Bart' Anthony van der Leck, Mother and child playing, oil on canvas 109.0 x 69.0 cm, signed on the reverse and dated '52-55 on the reverse

Bart van der Leck

Mother and child playing
oil on canvas 109.0 x 69.0 cm, signed on the reverse and dated '52-55 on the reverse

This painting was previously for sale.

Provenance: familie van de kunstenaar.
Literature: W.C. Feltkamp, 'B.A. van der Leck. Leven en werken', Leiden 1956, pag. 96, nr. 154 (foutief gedateerd 1954); tent.cat. Rotterdam, Museum Boijmans-van Beuningen en Rotterdamsche Kunstkring, 'Nationale tentoonstelling 5 mei', 1956, cat.nr. 39; tent.cat. Venetië, Padiglione delle Nazioni - Olanda, 'XXVIII. Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte 'La Biennale di Venezia'', 1956, cat.nr. 23 (als 'Composizione (1952-1954)'); tent.cat. 'Bart van der Leck 1876-1958', Otterlo, Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller/Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, 1976, cat.nr. S 81 (met afb. in kleur); tent.cat. Berlijn, Nationalgalerie, 'Bart van der Leck 1876-1958', 1977, cat.nr. 49 (S 81), met afb. in kleur; Cees Kamerbeek, Jarmila Kamerbeek, Marjan de Man, Onno Maurer, 'Jongkind tot Van der Leck: de passie van een collectioneur. Collectie Kamerbeek', Amersfoort 2007, afb. in kleur pag. 24, pag. 178, cat.nr. 64 (met afb. in kleur pag. 179).
Exhibited: Amsterdam, Kunsthandel E.J. van Wisselingh & Co., inv.nr. S 1367 X (als 'Deux jeunes filles'); Rotterdam, Museum Boijmans-van Beuningen en Rotterdamsche Kunstkring, 'Nationale tentoonstelling 5 mei', 7 april-6 mei 1956; Venetië, Padiglione delle Nazioni - Olanda, 'XXVIII. Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte 'La Biennale di Venezia'', 16 juni-21 okt. 1956; 'Bart van der Leck 1876-1958', Otterlo, Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller,18 juli-5 sept. 1976/Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, 24 sept.-8 nov. 1976; Berlijn, Nationalgalerie, 'Bart van der Leck 1876-1958', 24 febr.-27 maart 1977.

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 | Lillies, graphite and watercolor on paper, 50.0 x 26.0 cm, signed on the reverse and dated on the reverse 1922

Bart van der Leck

watercolour • drawing • for sale

Lillies


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