Lou Loeber artwork • painting • previously for sale A village
Amsterdam 1894-1983 Laren (N.H.)
oil on canvas 46.1 x 86.0 cm, signed l.l. with initials and dated 1922
This painting was previously for sale.
The painter Lou Loeber was a committed Socialist at a very young age. Based on her political convictions, her objective was to create a kind of art that would be accessible to many, or ‘available to everyone’ as she herself put it. For this purpose she chose an objective, Cubist idiom with simple, geometrically determined areas of colour in bright tones. She did not decide on these colours because they were realistically appropriate but because of the effect they might have on the observer’s mood. To some extent, her work is similar to De Stijl, although she never abandoned visible reality altogether.