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Wim Oepts artwork • painting • previously for sale Aquaduct at Castries

Oepts W.A.  | Willem Anthonie 'Wim' Oepts, Aquaduct at Castries, oil on canvas 54.0 x 65.0 cm, signed l.r. and dated '84

Wim Oepts

Aquaduct at Castries
oil on canvas 54.0 x 65.0 cm, signed l.r. and dated '84

This painting was previously for sale.

Provenance: coll. J. Planting, Lugano, Zwitserland; A. Doedijns.
Literature: Marie-Louise van Aubel e.a., 'Willem Anthonie Oepts (1904-1988). Monografie en oeuvrecatalogus', Zwolle 2011, pag. 235, cat.nr. SK.487 (met afb. in kleur).
Exhibited: Parijs, Institut Néerlandais, 'Wim Oepts, tableaux et gravures', 19 april-20 mei 1984.

Wim Oepts first earned his spurs in the Dutch art world with social-realist paintings. In 1938 he left for Paris where he had painting lessons from Emile-Othon Friesz and became acquainted with the work of Pierre Bonnard and André Derain. There he came to the conclusion that colour was the very essence of painting. This led to a visit to the South of France and his resulting paintings of villages and Mediterranean landscapes are striking for their colourful palette. After 1945 Oepts often worked with violet, bright yellow and cobalt blue, in search of a compromise between figuration and abstraction. In the early seventies his paintings reached their zenith. Oepts had been able to find the correct balance between monumentality and detail.


Wim Oepts | A still life with onions in a basket and a white jug, oil on canvas, 50.8 x 61.7 cm, signed l.r. and dated '32

Wim Oepts

painting • for sale

A still life with onions in a basket and a white jug, 1932


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