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The Lady in Red

The Lady in Red

Rik Wouters (in 1912)

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Following the Siege and Fall of Antwerp in October 1914, Wouters fled to Holland where he died in exile. This was a tragic end to a life full of promise; he had painted exuberant works inspired by Impressionism. His favourite subject was his wife Nel in their home. After 1911 he used more sombre colours and a tighter compositional structure., After 1910 Rik Wouters’s Impressionism became more and more pronounced in colour and form. In 1912, the year Wouters painted this picture, he and his wife visited Paris, where they saw work by such artists as Cézanne, Picasso and Matisse. Particularly Cézanne’scompositions had a major infuence on the colours and surfaces in Wouters’s paintings.

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Title The Lady in Red
Material and technique Oil on canvas
Object type
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Height 100 cm
Width 80 cm
Thickness 2,1 cm
Artists Painter: Rik Wouters
Accession number St 85
Credits Loan Stichting Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, 1950
Department Modern Art
Acquisition date 1949
Creation date in 1912
Internal exhibitions The Collection Enriched (2011)
De collectie als tijdmachine (2017)
External exhibitions Boijmans bij de Buren - Meesterlijk! (2019)
Material
Object
Geographical origin Belgium > Western Europe > Europe

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Rik Wouters

Mechelen 1882 - Amsterdam 1916

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