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Constant Permeke (1886-1952)

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Like van Gogh and his fellow country man Josef Cantré, Constant Permeke was fascinated with farmers and workers. Inspired by these men and woman he made some beautiful impressive paintings in a style which was highly original and recognizable. Brown, blacks and some sand colors painted on a canvas made some of the most impressive art from Belgium from the early 20th century.

Beside a gifted painter, he was also an impressive sculptor. Inspired by the same subjects his sculptures seem to be even more abstract thatn his paintings. Of course the sahpe one can recognize but there is also an abstract quality with these sculptures. In the Netherlands not many Permeke art can be seen, but there is a tremendous painting in the collections of the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag (Kunstmuseum) and the Kroller  Muller museum.

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