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The doctor's visit (Kafka's house)

The doctor's visit (Kafka's house)

Hendrik Nicolaas Werkman (in 1938)

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The Groningen-based printer Werkman is best known for compositions made from materials from his printing works. Initially abstract, they later became more fgurative and narrative in character. He also had a unique and expressive style of painting. Werkman wrote of this painting that he thought it had a ‘mystical atmosphere’ and that people would not easily tire of it. We know that Werkman has read several books by Kafka and it seems plausible that this painting was inspired by the story ‘Ein Landarzt’ in which a doctor visits a seriously ill boy.

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Title The doctor's visit (Kafka's house)
Material and technique Oil on canvas
Object type
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location Chabot Museum
Dimensions Length 70 cm
Width 70 cm
Artists Schilder: Hendrik Nicolaas Werkman
Accession number 2659 (MK)
Credits Aankoop / Purchase: 1963
Department Modern Art
Acquisition date 1963
Age artist About 56 years old
Exhibitions The Collection Enriched (2011)
De collectie als tijdmachine (2017)
External exhibitions Boijmans bij de Buren - Kunst stelt alles voor (2020)
Geographical origin The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe

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Hendrik Nicolaas Werkman

Leens 1882 - Bakkeveen 1945

Werkman was a member of 'De Ploeg', the Groningen artists' society founded in 1918. He designed and printed posters and other printed material for them. From...

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