Drawn from life 12 Oct 2019 – 19 Jan 2020
The exhibition Drawn from life features many seldom exhibited drawings, pastels and watercolours from the collection of the Kröller-Müller Museum. The works provide an insight into life in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.
The collection of the Kröller-Müller Museum is famed worldwide for its paintings by great masters such as Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Claude Monet, Piet Mondriaan and Georges Seurat. But the museum collection is even richer. The exhibition Drawn from life presents a selection of around 120 works from the more than 4,500 drawings, pastels, watercolours and prints from the 1850-1950 period.
A slice of life
The works on paper by artists such as Jozef Israëls, Georges Breitner, Bart van der Leck, Georges Seurat, Odilon Redon and Paul Signac show everyday life. People engaged in their daily activities, such as the labouring fishermen of Jan Toorop or the female dancers of Marius Bauer and Pablo Picasso, or at quieter moments, such as the contemplative women of Suze Robertson and Charley Toorop. Street life and nightlife are favourite themes in the watercolours and charcoal drawings of Isaac Israels, Leo Gestel and Alexander Bogomazov.
The exhibition is on display from 12 October 2019 until 19 January 2020.