BREDEVOORT – From August 12 to September 11 2022, the former Foto21 gallery in Bredevoort will host an exhibition of the artist group “De Kunstrijders”. The exhibition’s subject matter is from ROSY FINGERED DAWN AT LOUSEPOINT, a famous painting by William de Kooning (1904-1997), a Dutch-born painter who lived in the United States most of his life.
With this painting, which is an abstract representation of a landscape and consists of a few swipes of yellow, pink and brown paint, De Kooning tried to evoke the feeling he felt when he saw the dawn with the first rays of the sun. The sun as the beginning of a new day.
There has been a lot of speculation about what De Kooning might mean with this painting. Does it symbolize awareness of the passage of time? Or does it symbolize eternity, the possibility of a new beginning. Or is it a feeling of beauty that the dawn evokes in us, and it is the first light of the morning spreading over the land and the sea with its pink fingers, and is it an attempt to express this feeling in a painting?
“The water’s reflecting off, but I’m thinking about the water,” De Kooning said of the bay at Louise Point. The world operates according to its own laws, whether we live or die, and yet we make it our own by placing thick yellow streaks on a piece of cloth.
This beautiful painting with a poetic title inspired the artists participating in the exhibition at Foto21 to create new work. In preparation for the exhibition, the participants again looked at the work of this well-known artist, after which everyone interpreted the topic in their own way.
Several artistic disciplines are represented in this gallery, including drawings, paintings, sculptures, and photographs.
The figure skaters are: Maria C Breuer, Karen van Doren, Pete Post, Bert Takken and Denny Wieckernick. Guest exhibitors are Ella Koopman and Ieteke van Kuik.
De Kunstrijders . Gallery
August 12 – September 11 2022
Picture 21 Pridefort
‘t Zand 21, 7126 BG Bredevoort
Saturday – Sunday: 11 AM – 5 PM
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