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Composition with Head, Bottle and Flowers

Composition with Head, Bottle and Flowers

Charley Toorop (in 1917)

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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
Object type
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Width 55 cm
Height 70 cm
Artists Artist: Charley Toorop
Accession number 2408 (MK)
Credits Purchased 1956
Department Modern Art
Acquisition date 1956
Creation date in 1917
Internal exhibitions Vooral geen principes! Charley Toorop (2008)
De collectie als tijdmachine (2017)
External exhibitions 'Charley Toorop' (2010)
Boijmans bij de Buren - Branding Rotterdam (2019)
Geographical origin The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe

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Charley Toorop

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...

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