Piet van Wijngaerdt artwork • painting • for sale Winter in Abcoude,February 1942 (Homage to Pieter Breughel)
Piet van Wijngaerdt
Amsterdam 1873-1964 Abcoude
Winter in Abcoude,February 1942 (Homage to Pieter Breughel)
oil on canvas 78.3 x 68.8 cm, signed l.l. and dated '42
This painting is for sale.
Price: € 6,500
The Amsterdam painter Piet van Wijngaerdt is regarded, together with Henri Le Fauconnier, as the theorist founder of the Bergen School. He painted landscapes, figures and powerful still lifes in a Cubist-Expressionist style, in which unexpected colour contrasts and the effects of light and shade were important means of expression. For his flowers he chose distinctive forms like amaryllis, lily and gladiolus. For his landscapes he drew inspiration from the farmlands to the south of Amsterdam. After 1941 he worked mainly in and around Abcoude.