Tinus van Doorn
"Stilleven met witte pul en tak met 2 citroenen 1935"
TINUS VAN DOORN
Padang, Sumatra 1905-1940 Ukkel
STILL LIFE - WHITE PUL, BRANCH WITH 2 LEMONS
Oil on canvas
35 x 65 cm.
Signed and dated: lower right ‘TvD’ 35’
Verso: oeuvrecat. nr. 102
Provenance: Private collection, The Netherlands; Kunstzaal van Lier, Veere.
Literature: E. Slagter, Tinus van Doorn 1905-1940. Kunstenaar van het verloren paradijs, Heerenveen 2005, cat.no. 140 (ill.).
The artist Tinus van Doorn (1905-1940) was experimenting with form and color. His work is related to the Belgian expressionists, Franz Marc and Marc Chagall. The influence of cubism and primitive art is also visible in his paintings. Van Doorn chooses different themes: animals, Arcadian landscapes, biblical scenes, farmers, vagrants, circus performances, et cetera. Later also death plays an important role. His paintings are imaginative and are characterized by a certain intimacy and vulnerability, but also by a certain threat.