There is now an exhibition on the whole 17th century local painting Hals family.
And the special exhibition buildings of the museum, at the central city square, now have several exhibitions on nineteenth and twentieth century art subjects.
Including one on Dutch landscape painters, 1900-1940.
And one on novelist, literary critic, and art critic Lodewijk van Deyssel, 1864 – 1952 (pseudonym of Karel Johan Lodewijk Alberdingk Thijm).
Van Deyssel lived in Haarlem; also the other exhibition focuses on Haarlem and the region around it, including the coastal village Bergen, where many artists settled after 1914.
Landscapes became important in the Renaissance, and in Dutch art in the seventeenth century, and remained so later, including in the early twentieth century.
And the French cubist Henri Le Fauconnier, who lived in The Netherlands from 1914-1920 as a refugee from the First World War, and who influenced Dutch painters, especially in Bergen village.
And Herman Gouwe, artistically a luminist, politically a communist; represented here with ‘De Maaier’ (The Harvester), with its blazing sunlight, somewhat similar to some later work by Vincent van Gogh.
Born in 1875 in Alkmaar, he died in 1965 in Tahiti in the Pacific.
Many of his landscapes were inspired by the hilly countryside of Limburg province in the south of The Netherlands.
He was unable to paint during bad weather.
Much of Leo Gestel’s landscapes here are of Mallorca in Spain.
Both cubism and futurism influenced Gestel.
Next entry is on the Van Deyssel exhibition.
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