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The Dog

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In his primitive Expressionist style, Herman Kruyder has given this dog an almost human face. The dog's malicious and anxious look and the dark colours are probably a metaphor for the artist's psychological problems; he died a year later following a failed suicide attempt.

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Title The Dog
Material and technique Oil on canvas
Object type
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Height 110 cm
Width 122 cm
Artists Artist: Herman Kruyder
Accession number 2985 (MK)
Credits Aankoop met steun van / Purchase with the support of: Vereniging Rembrandt 1979
Department Modern Art
Acquisition date 1979
Creation date in circa 1934
Internal 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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Herman Kruyder

Lage Vuursche 1881 - Amsterdam 1935

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