14 July 2018 till 18 November 2018

By the sea

Jan Toorop, Piet Mondrian and Jacoba van Heemskerck

Piet Mondriaan, Seascape, 1909, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag.

In the early 20th century, the coast of Zeeland exerted a magical pull on artists. Domburg, in particular, would see a steady procession of painters in the summer who were inspired by the landscape and the phenomenal, bright light. The most famous of these were Jan Toorop, Piet Mondriaan and Jacoba van Heemskerck. They fell under Domburg’s spell, and began producing colourful, sparkling paintings with glorious light effects. The sea was their main subject, but they also painted the characteristic landscape of dunes, with church towers, lighthouses and other features that can still be seen to this day. With more than fifty paintings, the exhibition promises to take the visitor on a delightful journey through a beautiful part of the Netherlands.

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