Masterpiece in a beautiful Gehring frame.
Willem Roelofs is one of the most important representatives of the Hague School, the painters who introduced Impressionism to the Netherlands around 1860. In his career as an artist he has undergone a major development, from a classical romantic painter to a real impressionist.
In 1847 Roelofs moved to Brussels. He soon became successful in the Belgian capital. At the Brussels salon in 1848 he showed a Gelderland and a Drenthe landscape. For the former named Roelofs received the gold medal, while the latter landscape was purchased by the Belgian king.
Roelofs was a key figure in the Brussels artistic community. In 1855 he was co-founder of the Société Belge des Aquarellistes. He also took care of various student, such as Alexander Mollinger, Constant Gabriel and Hendrik Willem Mesdag.
Roelofs was deeply impressed by the French painters in Barbizon, the cradle of impressionism. The looser style of painting, working after nature and painting outdoors in nature of his French colleagues appealed to Roelofs in particular. Roelofs followed the example of the painters of the Barbizon School and began to paint in a more impressionistic style. He became one of the founders of the Hague School.
- Willem Roelofs (1822-1897)
- Título de la obra
- Óleo sobre panel
- En muy buenas condiciones
- Se vende con marco
- 2 kg
- Dimensiones de la imagen
- 21×18 cm
- Dimensiones totales
- 31×28 cm