Expressionism in the Netherlands

G. Imanse, G. Langfeld

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Abstract

Some fteen years after Vincent van Gogh’s death (1853-1890), a new generation of artists found inspiration in the expressive brushstrokes, vivid color contrasts, and emotional charge in his paintings. Initially, it was not his compatriots who most strongly experienced the stylistic impact of his work, but rather French fauves and German expressionists, who made a radical break with the nineteenth-century tradition of faithfully rendering reality. This formed the beginning of an entirely new approach to art which Dutch artists then in turn applied to their own work. Thus, Van Gogh’s pictorial inuence on his own countrymen tended to manifest itself via largely circuitous routes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Companion to Expressionism in a Transnational Context
EditorsI. Wünsche
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter15
Pages295-315
Number of pages21
Edition1
ISBN (Electronic)9781315200088
ISBN (Print)9781138712553
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Expressionism
  • Art and globalization
  • Canoniziaton of expressionism
  • De Ploeg
  • Theo van Doesburg
  • Dutch modernism
  • exiles
  • Jacoba van Heemskerck
  • Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
  • theosophy

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    Imanse, G., & Langfeld, G. (2018). Expressionism in the Netherlands. In I. Wünsche (Ed.), The Routledge Companion to Expressionism in a Transnational Context (1 ed., pp. 295-315). Routledge.