"Schouwse dijk bij Brouwershaven"
SCHOUWSE DIJK AT BROUWERSHAVEN, 1953
Oil on canvas
65 x 100 cm
Signed: lower right
Provenance: A.M. Kerkhof, Den Haag; W.H.L. Ruijsendaal, Amsterdam.
Exhibited: E. Fernhout, Nijmegen (De Waag), 12 oktober - 7 november 1957, nr. 18; Overzichtstentoonstelling Edgar Fernhout, Amsterdam (Stedelijk Museum), 20 januari - 11 maart 1990.
Literature: A. van den Berk e.a., Fernhout, schilder-painter, Den Haag 1990, p. 53 met ill. foto van de dijk, p. 52.
Price: 27,500 euros.
The artist Edgar Fernhout was known for his still-life’s, landscapes and portraits. At the beginning of his career he was strongly influenced by the realistic style of his mother Charley Toorop. After the death of his mother, he moved into the parental home in Bergen. The house had a studio with a view of the dunes, which he was inspired by. It encouraged him to experiment with light. This resulted in an increasingly abstract view of the landscape. Fernhout captured the light of the threatening clouds in the painting Schouwse dijk at Brouwershaven, 1953. We see the rise of a stormy weather in the way he painted the wavy sea and the trees in the background that catch the wind.