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Bram van Velde versus Willy Boers

 

Yesterday, i listed a lithograph by Bram van Velde on Kunstveiling.nl and because i searched for the title of the lithograph i encountered another painting by van Velde from an earlier date. The painting is from 1959 and now in the collection of a Belgium collector. ( See a nice article on van Velde at http://hyperallergic.com/182278/failure-as-success-in-painting-bram-van-velde-the-invisible-part-2/).

But what struck me most were the similarities between a painting from another dutch painter …Willy Boers. A painting i know very well, title “Quintessens” and from a much earlier date. A painting which is one of the key works in dutch Modern Art and one which is depicted in the book. DOORBRAAK VAN DE MODERNE KUNST IN NEDERLAND

This Willy Boers painting was made in 1947 and finished in 1948. There are 11 years apart in both works. The Boers painting is strongly influenced by Miro and Picasso, but is it possible that Bram van Velde has seen the Willy Boers painting?

The books are available at www.ftn-books.com

 

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