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Edvard Munch: Archetypes

From 06 October 2015 to 17 January 2016

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Edvard Munch
Puberty, 1914-1916
Oslo, Munch-museet

Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection

Bart van der Leck
Oil on canvas
60 x 72.5 cm
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.

Paloma Alarcó

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