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Small Abstract expressionist painting

Year: 1964
Origin: The Netherlands
Material: Oil on canvas

Dimensions: H:60 B:50 cm
Art.no: KAC012

Price: € € 1250,-

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Small Abstract expressionist painting

Year: 1964
Origin: The Netherlands
Material: Oil on canvas

Dimensions: H:60 B:50 cm
Art.no: KAC012

Price: € € 1250,-

A mid-century painting, attributed to Willem Breuker (1944 – 2010). This expressive painting has an all-over composition with splashes of colour, scribbles in the wet paint and articulated brushstrokes.
Signed and dated  top right, “64 W Breuker ”

The attribution to Willem Breuker makes this painting particularly interesting. Breuker was a leading Dutch composer and saxophonist and is considered to be one of the godfathers of Dutch improvisation music. Although known for his music, Breuker painted earlier in his career.
In this painting, just like in jazz music, the artist improvised and let his imagination run freely. When looking at the painting, you can almost hear the freedom in the jazz music from the fifties and sixties.

Background
The relationship between the visual and the musical is a recurring theme throughout the ages. The ancient-Greek Pythagoreans declared: “The eyes are made for astronomy, the ears for harmony, and these are sister sciences.” In medieval times this idea developed into theories of how music and the mathematical proportions of creation were one and the same. Later Goethe declared that architecture was “frozen music”, and the mid-Victorian Walter Pater said that “all art aspires towards the condition of music”.  In modern art one of the most famous artists inspired by music is Wassily Kandinsky .The idea of music appears everywhere in his paintings. Kandinsky believed that shades resonated with each other to produce visual ‘chords’ and had an influence on the soul.

Condition
Fair all- original and untouched condition, with craquelé, due to its age and medium. The work is unframed.

Provenance
Private collection, The Netherlands

 

Curated by Niek Schoenmakers

 

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