For a short period the artist Janus de Winter was an example for young progressive artists in the Netherlands. He made semi-abstract paintings that were intended to represent moods, the realm of ideas or the timbre of a piece of music. Toorop also experimented with these possibilities. This 'Composition' possibly expresses her emotions about her husband Henk, whose depression often led him to drink.
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|Title||Composition with Head, Bottle and Flowers|
|Material and technique||Oil on cardboard|
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
|Location||This object is in storage|
Width 55 cm
Height 70 cm
|Accession number||2408 (MK)|
|Credits||Aankoop / Purchase: 1956|
|Creation date||in 1917|
|Age artist||About 26 years old|
|Geographical origin||The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe|
All about the artist
Katwijk aan Zee 1891 - Bergen 1955
As a self-taught artist, Charley Toorop developed a highly personal, robust painting style. She mostly painted portraits, such as the monumental canvas ‘Three...Bekijk het volledige profiel