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Hubert Givenchy

From 22 October to 18 January 2014

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Autor:
Robert Doisneau
Título:
Hubert de Givenchy
Fecha:
1960
Ubicacion:
© Robert Doisneau

Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection

Autor:
Bart van der Leck
Título:
Woodhackers
Fecha:
1927
Técnica:
Oil on canvas
Medidas:
60 x 72.5 cm
Úbicacion:
Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid
Numero de inventario
INV. Nr. 642 (1979.82)

More information about this work




For a time Bart van der Leck adhered to the rigid geometric guidelines of De Stijl , but gradually began to attach greater importance to the figurative elements of his compositions . The present oil painting belonging to the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza , which Christopher Green considers to be a sketch for a larger work , clearly illustrates the balance between abstraction and figuration that characterises most of his output.

The painting’s first owner , Hendricus Petrus Bremmer (1871–1956), was a major collector and foremost critic in the Netherlands, who later became Helene Kröller-Müller’s chief advisor. The correspondence between Van der Leck and his patron attests to the latter’s influence on the artist.

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