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Interior or Seated Woman at the Window, 1918

  • linocuts (prints), Japanese silk paper
  • 235 x 190 mm
  • Inv. 2010-E-13

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In Expressionism, the woodcut is as important a means of expression as painting and sculpture. The technique forces the artist to a powerful drawing without sensitive nuances, to essential contrasts without colour shading. A number of artists, such as Jozef Cantré (1890-1957), Gustave De Smet (1877-1943) and Frits Van den Berghe (1883-1939) prefer linoleum, a material that is easier to work with. Their designs are strongly influenced by German Expressionism. Only about ten linocuts by Van den Berghe are known. The wood- and linocuts by De Smet, nineteen in all, are mostly based on his own paintings.


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Ghent 1877 - Deurle (Sint-Martens-Latem) 1943

Title Interior or Seated Woman at the Window
Date 1918
Period 20th century
Medium and support linocuts (prints) AAT
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings signatures (names) bottom right, outside the depiction: Gustave De Smet
Collection print room
Object type linocuts (prints) AAT
Inventory number 2010-E-13
Acquisition credit purchase
Taevernier, Sabine
Current whereabouts Work currently not on display
IIIF Manifest
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300124520 interior views AAT
300189808 figures (representations) AAT
Keywords Iconclass 25I city-view, and landscape with man-made constructions Iconclass
25I1 city-view in general; 'veduta' Iconclass
25I12 prospect of city, town panorama, silhouette of city Iconclass
31A72 female sex; woman Iconclass
31AA235 sitting figure - AA - female human figure Iconclass
31D120 Youth, Adolescence, 'Iuventus'; 'Adolescenza', 'Gioventu' (Ripa) Iconclass
31D13 adolescent, young woman, maiden Iconclass
31D15 adult woman Iconclass
41A1 civic architecture; edifices; dwellings Iconclass
41A14 urban housing Iconclass
41A2 interior of the house Iconclass
41A33 window Iconclass
41A3321 closed window Iconclass
41A421 curtains Iconclass
41A6711 flowers in a vase Iconclass
41A711 table Iconclass
61B11 anonymous historical person portrayed Iconclass
61BB111 anonymous historical person portrayed alone - BB - woman Iconclass
61BB2 historical persons - BB - woman Iconclass
School / Style Expressionist (style) AAT
Modernist AAT
Gust. De Smet : Kroniek - Kunsthistorische analyse ; De ontwikkeling van een Vlaams kunstenaar tussen 1891 en 1943 in relatie tot de nationale en internationale vernieuwing in de schilderkunst ; Met een beschrijvende, volledig geïllustreerde catalogus van zijn schilderijen, tekeningen en grafisch werk / Piet Boyens. - Antwerpen : Mercatorfonds, 1989 (nr. 495)
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