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Still life with Cineraria, 1922

  • gouache, paper
  • 765 x 555 mm
  • Inv. 2004-G

Public Domain

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During the 1920s, Gustave Van de Woestyne incorporated the influences of cubism and expressionism into a personal compromise. The artist's writing is defined by a distinct sense of synthesis in which forms are greatly simplified and deformation is not shunned. This makes his work from the postwar period akin to Neorealism. However, his work retains a meditative character, full of symbolism and wonder, and even betrays surrealist intentions around 1930. In the paintings shown here, van de Woestyne brought together elements of everyday bourgeois existence. As a technique, he uses gouache, which was particularly popular in 1920s modernism.


Gustave Van de Woestyne RKD VIAF Wikidata
Ghent 1881 - Uccle 1947
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Title Still life with Cineraria
Date 1922
Period 20th century
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings signature and year bottom right: GVE VAN DE WOESTYNE / 1922
Collection print room
Object type gouache AAT
Inventory number 2004-G
Acquisition credit purchase
van de Woestijne, Odile
Current whereabouts Work currently not on display
IIIF Manifest
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300015638 still lifes AAT
Keywords Iconclass 25G plants; vegetation Iconclass
25G4(CINERARIA) plants and herbs (CINERARIA) Iconclass
41A6711 flowers in a vase Iconclass
41A77 containers Iconclass
41A772 container of stone: stone vase Iconclass
41A773 container of ceramics: jar, jug, pot, vase Iconclass
41A774 container of glass: bottle, jar, vase Iconclass
41C323 glass, rummer Iconclass
41C326 jar, jug (used as drinking-vessel) Iconclass
41C341 dish, plate, saucer Iconclass
School / Style Modernist AAT
Gustave Van de Woestyne (tentoonstelling Gent, Museum voor Schone Kunsten, 27 maart - 27 juni 2010) / Robert Hoozee, Cathérine Verleysen, Piet Boyens, Marc Somers, Huguette Van de Woestyne-Vanagt. - Gent : Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent, 2010 ; Brussel : Mercatorfonds, 2010 (nr. 117)
Nervia / Sint-Martens-Latem : Koppelteken = Nervia / Laethem-Saint-Martin : Traits d'union (tentoonstelling Elsene (Brussel), Museum van Elsene, 22.10.2015 - 17.01.2016) / Françoise Eeckman, Cathérine Verleysen, Michel De Reymaeker, Françoise Osteaux. - Bruxelles : Editions Racine, 2015 (p. 62)
Rose, Rose, Rose à mes yeux : James Ensor en het stilleven in België (1830-1930) (tentoonstelling Oostende, Mu.Zee, 16.12.2023 - 14.04.2024) / Bart Verschaffel, Sabine Taevernier, Stefan Huygebaert, Gregory Boite. - Brussel : Mercatorfonds, 2023 (p.54)
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