private collection from 16 January
Singer Laren will present a private collection from 16 January to 6 May 2018 with works by major artists such as Monet, Manet, Renoir, Degas, Pissarro, Van Gogh, Bernard, Gauguin, Sisley, Signac, Van Dongen, Matisse, Marquet, Dufy , Nolde and Picasso.
The paintings and works on paper of the famous,……………
mainly French impressionists, post-impressionists and expressionists come from the art collection of the Van Vlissingen Art Foundation. The exhibition is the report of a ‘Wonderful Journey’ by a collector couple that, in a passionate manner and over the course of 45 years, brought together an extensive and very beautiful collection.
Impressionism and more
In the period 1860-1890 a group of artists works in France against the prevailing academic views on painting: the Impressionists. They attract nature to reflect reality on the spot, apart from traditions and rules, with fast, loose brushstrokes. Impressionists from the very beginning are artists such as Monet, Manet, Guillaumin and Renoir. A reaction comes from the so-called post-impressionists such as Gauguin, Signac and Van Gogh. They go beyond just displaying what can be observed and also focus on conveying emotion and suggestion, or focus more on structure and composition.
Surprising collection of impressionists and post-impressionists
As the company BCD of John Fentener van Vlissingen quietly became one of the largest travel providers in the world, the art collection of the collector couple grew unnoticed into an important collection. Without shouting from the roofs, they already exhibited parts of the collection several times. For example, on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of BCD, a choice of 17th-century drawings could be seen in the Amsterdam Rijksmuseum. It is the first time that a new selection of impressionists and post-impressionists from their collection has been shown. The public can get acquainted with a part of the collection that moves between Monet’s seascapes and the enchanting flower-squares of Nolde.
A homely approach
We opted for a classification of the works in the exhibition as the collectors do at home: because it fits together. Of course, works by artists that are related to approach and design are connected as much as possible, but the exhibition does not offer a chronological overview: it is not a lesson in art history. Impressionism and beyond. A Wonderful Journey is an exhibition of an art collection that has arisen out of passion, and is therefore based on the personal taste of the collectors.
Singer Laren: home port for private art collections
A large and impressive art collection has been brought together in more than 45 years. The collection is still in full development and offers many leads for wonderful exhibitions. Singer Laren feels very honored to show this part of the collection to the public: impressionists, post-impressionists and expressionists. The exhibition fits into its range of important private collections. Previously exhibited include: Van Koch to Koons, Caldic collection (2004), Facing China (2011), CoBrA to Dumas. De Heus-Zomer Collection (2013), Dutch Impressionism (2013), Raoul Dufy (2014), Bergense School (2015, Renée Smithuis Collection) and Cuban Art Now (2017).
Van Vlissingen Art Foundation
Each year, the Van Vlissingen Art Foundation selects a talented contemporary artist to promote interest in his / her work in a broader circle. In the Van den Brink gallery of the museum you will see a selection of works by prize winners from recent years such as Bastiaan Woudt, Vincent Mock, Scarlett Hooft Graafland, Erik de Bree et al ..
On Sunday afternoon, February 4, art historian Fred Leeman, guest curator of this exhibition, gives a lecture on Policy and Coincidence. Your ticket for the lecture includes museum visit.
Kind regards Pierre