Willem Hussem artwork • painting • for sale Composition
Rotterdam 1900-1974 Den Haag
oil on canvas 140.8 x 120.0 cm, signed on the stretcher with the artist's stamp and dated on the stretcher 1974
This painting is for sale.
Price: € 27,000
Although Hussem was searching throughout his career for a style that matched his ideas, he has always had a strong need for clarity and overview. From the 1960s, Hussem followed the rise of constructivism with its geometric structures. His formal language is becoming stricter and in the 1970s he undergoes his last style change when he focuses on the strict geometric abstract style. This composition is one of the last paintings Hussem made. He died in July of the same year. The austere forms fit his style at the time, although the expressiveness of his earlier years can be felt in the green line of paint.