Just as the Hague School artists left their studios in town to paint the surrounding countryside, so the artists of the next generation set off to explore the city. Starting in the 1880s, young painters like George Hendrik Breitner, Isaac Israels and Willem Witsen made urban life the focus of their drawings and paintings. ‘Tumult in the City’ is a sequel to the popular 2015 exhibition ‘Beautiful Holland. Out and about with the Hague School’, It will encompass over 100 paintings and drawings, as well as photographs, and documentary materials. Working in partnership with the Literatuurmuseum (museum of the Dutch literary heritage), the exhibition also includes rare first editions by contemporary poets like Willem Kloos, Albert Verwey and Herman Gorter. Find out more about the ‘Tumult in the City’ exhibition from the Gemeentemuseum’s website.
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