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Welcome to www.abstracte-kunst.nl
This website is intended
to make visible, study and promote contemporary abstract art in the
The Netherlands have a
long tradition in abstract art which is still maintained. Mondrian
stands as a pioneer with his work in which forms from nature have been
abstracted. His later paintings focus on the relations between colour
planes. These works are considered entirely abstract.
Dutch artists have taken
part in international movements including Abstract Expressionism,
Conceptual and Fundamental Art. Individual artists have produced highly
individual, unique images. To art viewers from outside the Netherlands
this may be more obviously visible and more interesting than to the
Dutch ‘art world’ which is more directly involved with its own art.
In the 1980s an old ‘feud’
between figurative and abstract art has been settled. Many contemporary
visual artists do not feel obliged to make a choice, creating
uninhibitedly what comes to mind. Some figurative images are considered
more abstract than abstract images, while abstract images may be
labelled figurative or ornamental.
The website www.abstracte-kunst.nl offers a collection of
contemporary abstract art, rooted in the history of the genre. The
website is intended to focus the attention and concentrate it on
abstract elements that have remained, or are becoming, visible.
I am delighted to
surround myself with images by artists who continue the tradition of
Dutch abstract art.
I hope you will enjoy
this website and am looking forward to your reactions and new articles.
Vincent van Oss
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