Boeren

Boeren

<span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:small;">Charley Toorop had a special gift for depicting real people in a way that expressed her feelings about them. ‘Expressive realism' is the name of the style in which she painted these peasants. By exaggerating their facial features with harsh contrasts, the artist paid her respect to these farmworkers. Toorop also influenced Pyke Koch, whom she met around 1916. Their friendship lasted for many years, despite their radically opposing political views. [text 2023]</span>

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Charley Toorop had a special gift for depicting real people in a way that expressed her feelings about them. ‘Expressive realism' is the name of the style in which she painted these peasants. By exaggerating their facial features with harsh contrasts, the artist paid her respect to these farmworkers. Toorop also influenced Pyke Koch, whom she met around 1916. Their friendship lasted for many years, despite their radically opposing political views. [text 2023]

Now in the museum in Collectie Centraal

Title

Boeren

Artist

Charley Toorop (Katwijk 1891 - 1955 Bergen [N.H.])

Dating

1930

Material and technique

olieverf op doek

Object number

6791 a

Object type

schilderij

Acquisition

aankoop 1931

Dimensions

hoogte 101.3 cm

breedte 125.4 cm

hoogte (met lijst) 111.5 cm

breedte (met lijst) 136 cm

Inscriptions and markings

  • signatuur en datering l.o. (met verf): 1930 C. Toorop

  • opschrift achterzijde, op doek linker helft (met zwarte verf): BOEREN // CHARLEY TOOROP // 1930 WESTKAPELLE // VILLA BRUNE 7 // PARIS XIV (PARIS XIV is onderstreept)

Documentation

  • 5 Holländische Maler, (Bern, 1950), cat. nr. 41

  • Années 30 en Europa : le temps menaçant 1929-1939, [exposition sous la direction de Suzanne Pagé et Aline Vidal], (Parijs, 1997), p. 379 afb. in kleur; p. 540

  • Art hollandais moderne depuis Vincent van Gogh (1885-1945), (Lausanne, 1946), cat. nr. 102

Exhibitions

  • Collectie Centraal, Centraal Museum, Utrecht, 2023

  • De Tooropdynastie, Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar, Alkmaar, 2019 - 2020

  • De Wereld van Pyke Koch, Centraal Museum, Utrecht, 2017 - 2018

Persistent url

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https://hdl.handle.net/21.12130/collect.3C6C0BD6-C2AB-4C2F-899F-A046007367EC

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