Herman Kruyder artwork • painting • previously for sale Field of flowers
Lage Vuursche 1881-1935 Amsterdam
Field of flowers
oil on canvas 41.9 x 56.3 cm, signed l.r. and executed ca.1920
This painting was previously for sale.
Provenance: coll. Max Cohen, Florida, Verenigde Staten.
Literature: tent.cat. Haarlem, Frans Halsmuseum, 'Herman Kruyder 1881-1935: gedoemde scheppingen', 1996, pag. 61, cat.nr. 2.12; Antoon Erftemeijer, ‘Zó Hollands. Het Hollandse landschap in de Nederlandse kunst sinds 1850’, Haarlem 2011, afb. in kleur pag. 57.
Exhibited: Haarlem, Frans Hals Museum/De Hallen, 'Zó Hollands - Het Hollandse landschap in de Nederlandse kunst van 1850 tot heden', 24 juni-11 sept. 2011.
Originally destined to become a house painter, Herman Kruyder developed into one of the most important representatives of expressionism in the Netherlands. He no longer painted visible reality but his inner life, and used subjects that he derived from the country life around him: the village and the people, animals and flowers. Even the portraits he painted are separate from reality and bear witness to a deep, sometimes almost tormented, inner life.
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