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By the Sea

Gemeentemuseum den Haag

14 Jul - 18 Nov 2018

The Zeeland coast with its beaches, dunes, villages and famous light attracted artists like Piet Mondrian, Jan Toorop, Jacoba van Heemskerck and Ferdinand Hart Nibbrig to the island of Walcheren throughout the early 20th century. All four drew inspiration from the beautiful surroundings and shared their experiences with one another. Each painted in their own version of the Luminist style, part of the first Dutch art movement that was akin to French art. They produced a number of vibrant, colourful, works with light effects that captured the trees, towers, sea and people of Zeeland. Find out more about the ‘By the Sea’ exhibition from the Gemeentemuseum’s website.

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Seascape (1909), Piet Mondriaan. Courtesy of Gemeentemuseum Den Haag

Seascape (1909), Piet Mondriaan. Courtesy of Gemeentemuseum Den Haag

Avond (Evening): The Red Tree (1908-10), Piet Mondriaan. Courtesy of Gemeentemuseum Den Haag

Avond (Evening): The Red Tree (1908–10), Piet Mondriaan. Courtesy of Gemeentemuseum Den Haag

Two Trees (1908-10), Jacoba van Heemskerk. Courtesy of Gemeentemuseum Den Haag

Two Trees (1908–10), Jacoba van Heemskerk. Courtesy of Gemeentemuseum Den Haag

Labour (The Woodcutter) (1905), Jan Toorop. Courtesy of Gemeentemuseum Den Haag

Labour (The Woodcutter) (1905), Jan Toorop. Courtesy of Gemeentemuseum Den Haag

Composition No. 23 (1915), Jacoba van Heemskerck. Courtesy of Gemeentemuseum Den Haag

Composition No. 23 (1915), Jacoba van Heemskerck. Courtesy of Gemeentemuseum Den Haag

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