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Johan Dijkstra artwork • painting • previously for saleA country road by Beijum

Dijkstra J.  | Johannes 'Johan' Dijkstra, A country road by Beijum, oil on canvas 28.0 x 37.5 cm, signed l.l. and painted between 1929-1931

Johan Dijkstra

A country road by Beijum
oil on canvas 28.0 x 37.5 cm, signed l.l. and painted between 1929-1931

This framed painting was previously for sale.

Provenance: coll. John Ingard Kjargaard (1902), Verenigde Staten.

This painting by Johan Dijkstra is a heartwarming, exuberant impression of a windy day in the Groningen countryside. A play of color and line, atmosphere and wind. The bright, colorful colors are characteristic of the painter's palette, typical of the period 1929-1931, when a more lyrical and impressionistic painter's style replaced the strong colors and angular shapes (expressionism) of the previous years. The power of this painting lies in the perfect interplay of composition, color and brushstroke. Predominant are the cadmium yellow of the road with the purple berm against it and a blue sky above. At the point where the vertical line of the road bends along the horizon, a bright red farm is hidden behind trees. What speaks from this painting is the emotion of the painter for his subject, the beauty of the spacious Groningerland with its fields, ditches and roads and scarce buildings and his pleasure in painting it, translated in color and form. Everywhere you can follow the movement of his brush, sometimes in rhythmically juxtaposed paint strokes, then again in spontaneous, drifting scratches, where he worked the paint with the tip of his brush. This conveys to the viewer something of the painter's emotion for his subject and his desire to quickly and directly bring the perceived image to the canvas, which enhances the expressive power of this landscape. It is known that Dijkstra, perhaps more than the other Ploeg members, felt an intense connection with the northern countryside and had his happiest moments painting surrounded by sun, wind and air.


Johan Dijkstra | A view of Garnwerd at the river Reitdiep, oil on canvas, 70.8 x 94.3 cm, signed l.r.

Johan Dijkstra

painting • for sale

A view of Garnwerd at the river Reitdiep

Johan Dijkstra | Drinking farm labourers, woodcut on paper, 50.0 x 37.0 cm

Johan Dijkstra

prints & multiples • for sale

Drinking farm labourers

Johan Dijkstra | Farm 'De Groene Wierde' near Eekwerd, oil on canvas, 50.5 x 82.5 cm, signed l.r. and painted ca. 1960

Johan Dijkstra

painting • for sale

Farm 'De Groene Wierde' near Eekwerd, ca. 1960

Johan Dijkstra | Farmhouse en church of Leegkerk, oil on canvas, 60.4 x 100.1 cm, signed l.r.

Johan Dijkstra

painting • for sale

Farmhouse en church of Leegkerk

Johan Dijkstra | Farmhouses in Orvelte, benzinerel and wax paint on canvas, 40.2 x 80.0 cm, signed l.l. and painted 1930-1933

Johan Dijkstra

painting • for sale

Farmhouses in Orvelte, 1930-1933

Johan Dijkstra | Figure walking under the trees, oil on canvas, 100.0 x 70.0 cm

Johan Dijkstra

painting • for sale

Figure walking under the trees

Johan Dijkstra | Flowers; on the reverse: Still life with pipe and tobacco, wax paint on canvas, 40.5 x 30.0 cm, signed l.r. and painted ca. 1930

Johan Dijkstra

painting • for sale

Flowers; on the reverse: Still life with pipe and tobacco, ca. 1930

Johan Dijkstra | Garnwerd at sunset, oil on canvas, 60.0 x 100.5 cm, signed l.r.

Johan Dijkstra

painting • for sale

Garnwerd at sunset

Johan Dijkstra | Giethoorn, watercolour on paper, 51.2 x 66.0 cm, signed l.r.

Johan Dijkstra

watercolour • drawing • for sale

Giethoorn

Johan Dijkstra | Landscape in Groningen on a windy day, wax paint on canvas, 55.0 x 80.1 cm, signed l.r. and painted ca. 1938

Johan Dijkstra

painting • for sale

Landscape in Groningen on a windy day, ca. 1938

Johan Dijkstra | Landscape with birches, oil on canvas, 50.3 x 80.4 cm, gesigneerd verso met atelierstempel

Johan Dijkstra

painting • for sale

Landscape with birches

Johan Dijkstra | Model in the artist's studio, watercolour on paper, 55.5 x 44.0 cm

Johan Dijkstra

watercolour • drawing • for sale

Model in the artist's studio

Johan Dijkstra | Standing nude, black chalk and watercolour on paper, 62.7 x 46.6 cm

Johan Dijkstra

watercolour • drawing • for sale

Standing nude

Johan Dijkstra | Swiss landscape, oil on canvas, 70.0 x 100.0 cm, signed l.l.

Johan Dijkstra

painting • for sale

Swiss landscape

Johan Dijkstra | The harvester, woodcut on paper, 75.5 x 52.0 cm, signed l.r. (in pencil) and printed ca. 1924

Johan Dijkstra

prints & multiples • for sale

The harvester, ca. 1924

Johan Dijkstra | The stern and helm of George's Martens tjalk 'Alida'; verso: Still life with a 'kraantjeskan' and knot of wool, oil on canvas, 36.0 x 40.2 cm, signed on the reverse

Johan Dijkstra

painting • for sale

The stern and helm of George's Martens tjalk 'Alida'; verso: Still life with a 'kraantjeskan' and knot of wool

Johan Dijkstra | View on Eenrum with the Lutje Meulen, watercolour on paper, 40.3 x 67.2 cm, signed l.l.

Johan Dijkstra

watercolour • drawing • for sale

View on Eenrum with the Lutje Meulen


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