Willem Adriaan van Konijnenburg artwork • watercolour • drawing • previously for sale Playing the violin
Willem Adriaan van Konijnenburg
Den Haag 1868-1943
Playing the violin
watercolour on paper 29.0 x 19.0 cm, signed u.l. and dated 1898
This work on paper was previously for sale.
Van Konijnenburg initially painted portraits and landscapes in an impressionistic style. In 1894 his style changed under the influence of the stylized and symbolically charged work of Toorop and Thorn Prikker. From that time on, he devoted his art to portraying universal truths such as the struggle between good and evil and between dark and light. Before that he used religious and mythological themes and a painting style based on geometric principles. He also made fluent and well-drawn advertising and illustration work.