October 11 – November 26, 2017
Dutch Post-War expressionism Bert Kuipers Kunsthandel, shows works by Dutch expressionists, leaders and moderates from the fifties and sixties.
The early sixties of the last century. The echo of Cobra slowly fades away and Karel Appel paints his first wild canvases. “I just mess around a bit,” he says in Jan Vrijman’s legendary film. These provocative years, more and more artists are seeking total surrender in paint. In this rough expressionism, a painting is no longer a figurative structure of colors and lines, but an animal, a night, a scream, a human. The artist again becomes a vitalist and often a rebel.
He paints with a big gesture and lays it on thick. He splashes around, wildly, material and monumental, like a barbarian in a barbarian era. Time for a retrospective in a new no less barbaric time.
Bert Kuipers art dealer, shows works by Dutch expressionists, leaders and moderates from the fifties and sixties. Paintings and works on paper by Karel Appel, Theo Wolvecamp, Corneille, Jaap Wagemaker, Wim de Haan, Jaap Min, Ger Lataster, Pieter Defesche, Lei Molin, Nol Kroes, Emile Circkens, Willem Schrofer, Wim Bosma, Jan van Empel, Sjoerd Visser, Jan Homan, Fred Sieger and Henk Schuring.
‘Mask’ and ‘The scapegoat’, two oil paintings by Theo Wolvecamp, are now back from the ‘Spirit of painting’ exhibition in the Rijksmuseum Twenthe and now for sale. A unique opportunity to purchase a museum work.