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On the dunes in Zandvoort
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Haarlem, Netherlands
Haarlem, Netherlands

To the sea: The sea in the Dutch art

Published on : 15 June 2012 - 1:21pm | By Ashleigh Elson (Photo: Ferdinand Hart Nibbrig)
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Water is - and has always been - an integral part of the Netherlands. This duality can be seen in a new art exhibition in Haarlem about the beauty and the threat of eternal flowing water.

Storm at sea, wars fought on the water, coastal scenes: these themes thread through Dutch art from as far back as the Golden Age. Now Haarlem's De Hallen Gallery has decided to highlight it, in the retrospective To the sea - The sea in the Dutch art since 1850. The show features work by such artists as Hendrik Mesdag and Isaac Israëls, as well as early modernists like Jan Sluijters and Jan Toorop, and more recent artists such as Edgar Fernhout and Rineke Dijkstra.

The work - including paintings, works on paper, three-dimensional work, photographs and films - shows not only the beauty and vastness of water, but also the overwhelming and threatening sea.

To the sea - The sea in the Dutch art since 1850 runs until 2 september 2012 in De Hallen, Haarlem.

  • Onweer op volle zee (Storms on the open sea), by Louis Meijer<br>&copy; Artist: Louis Meijer -
  • Zee met zandbank (Sea with sandbank), by Charley Toorop<br>&copy; Artist: Charley Toorop -
  • Zee 4 (Sea (4)), by Edgar Fernhout<br>&copy; Artist: Edgar Fernhout -
  • Op de duinen in Zandvoort (On the dunes in Zandvoort) by Ferdinand Hart Nibbrig<br>&copy; Artist: Ferdinand Hart Nibbrig -
  • Number 8 - Everything is going to be alright, by Guido van der Werve<br>&copy; Artist: Guido van der Werve -
  • Vrouwenfiguur met golven en gele lucht (Woman with waves and yellow sky), by Hendrik Werkman<br>&copy; Artist: Hendrik Werkman -
  • Strandgezicht (Beach view), by Jan Sluijters<br>&copy; Artist: Jan Sluijters -
  • Strand bij Zandvoort (Beach at Zandvoort), by Kees Verwey<br>&copy; Artist: Kees Verwey -


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