Jacoba van Heemskerck

Truly Modern

Edited by Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, and Museen Stade

Jacoba van Heemskerck

Edited by Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, and Museen Stade

Distributed for Hirmer Publishers

160 pages | 150 color plates | 8 3/4 x 10 1/4
Paper $39.95 ISBN: 9783777436999 Published July 2021 For sale in Canada, Mexico, and the USA only
An overview of the visionary Dutch expressionist’s luminous artwork.

In less than two decades, Jacoba van Heemskerck (1876–1923) created a powerful oeuvre comprising paintings, woodcuts, glassworks, and mosaics. Her expressive subjects, including landscapes, townscapes, and harbor scenes, are characterized by luminosity and transparency, rhythmic compositions of the pictorial space, black contours, and an intensive use of color. After her artistic beginnings in the circle around Mondrian, Jacoba van Heemskerck joined the center of the avant-garde movement emanating from the “Sturm” of Herwarth Walden in Berlin—the gallerist and publisher who made artists like Marc, Kandinsky, and Jawlensky famous. Her creative work resonates with environmental movements today thanks to her understanding of nature and the cosmos as an interconnected whole.
 
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