“Armando to Mondriaan to Wolter,” an ongoing exhibition at Museum Flehite, Amersfoort, shows remarkable works from its own collection, including some phenomenal paintings by Armando, Mondriaan and Wolter. The highlight of the exhibition is the display of works by artists who have a special relationship with Amersfoort.
All the three masters of 20th century art — Piet Mondriaan, Jan Wolter, and Armando spent their youth in the enthralling city of Amersfoort in the Netherlands, and the inspiration of nature played a great role in their works.
The oeuvre of Hendrik Jan Wolter (1873-1952) consists of impressive impressions of downtown Amersfoort. A number of city scenes that were depicted in his artworks are now part of the collection of Museum Flehite.
Piet Mondriaan (1872-1944) also lived in Amersfoort until his eighth year, and some of his early figurative works are inspired from his time in the city.
“Armando (1929-2018),” writes the museum, “not only spent his childhood in Amersfoort but was for years linked to the city by Armando Museum. His experiences in World War II around Camp Amersfoort are an important theme in his work.”
Through the display of these works, Curator Onno Maurer, in a passionate way, tries to establish links between figurative and abstract landscape painters who were inspired by the nature around the city. The exhibition also shows works by Engelbert L’Hoest, Jacob Nieweg and Albert Fiks — artists who were also residents of Amersfoort.
The exhibition is on view through September 23, 2018, at Museum Flehite, Zonnehof 8, 3811 ND Amersfoort, Netherlands.
For details, visit https://museumflehite.nl/
Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek at the exhibition.
Founder: Louise Blouin