Louise Alice Andrine van Blommestein artwork • painting • previously for sale A standing nude surrounded by white lilies
Louise Alice Andrine van Blommestein
Parijs 1882-1965 Arlesheim (Zwitserland)
A standing nude surrounded by white lilies
oil on canvas 160.7 x 80.3 cm, signed l.l. and dated 1907
This painting was previously for sale.
Louise van Blommestein learned to paint in the studio of E. Blanc-Garin in Brussels. Then she studied at the academy in Florence in 1898-1899. After discovering theosophy, she took lessons from 1910 with the Symbolist painter Jean Delville in Brussels. She later received advice from H.P. Bremmer. The painter lived and worked with long interruptions between 1902 and 1920 in Blaricum, The Hague, Hilversum and Laren. Then she settled in Switzerland. Influenced by anthroposophy and symbolism, she painted flowers, still lifes, children's portraits, religious scenes and mystical and imaginary subjects.