Liefde voor landschap - Saskia Boelsums

The retrospective exhibition Saskia Boelsums – Love for landscape shows picturesque landscapes, photographed and edited by artist Saskia Boelsums (1960, Amstelveen).

‘Everything comes together in my landscapes - the things I like, the things I have learned, the things I am passionate about,' the artist explains.

Love for landscape
In her artworks, Boelsums creates her own reality. She takes pictures of landscapes that fascinate her and then spends weeks, sometimes months, working on them. Pixel by pixel.

Her method of manual post-processing evokes an atmosphere that is perceived as both picturesque and poetic. She does not show an objectively perceivable reality, but rather an impressionistic and personal experience. In her works, she builds on the art-historical painting tradition of romanticised and impetuous landscapes, such as the watercolours of Johan Hendrik Weissenbruch, the cloudscapes of John Constable and the paintings of the Barbizon School. …

The retrospective exhibition Saskia Boelsums – Love for landscape shows picturesque landscapes, photographed and edited by artist Saskia Boelsums (1960, Amstelveen).

‘Everything comes together in my landscapes - the things I like, the things I have learned, the things I am passionate about,' the artist explains.

Love for landscape
In her artworks, Boelsums creates her own reality. She takes pictures of landscapes that fascinate her and then spends weeks, sometimes months, working on them. Pixel by pixel.

Her method of manual post-processing evokes an atmosphere that is perceived as both picturesque and poetic. She does not show an objectively perceivable reality, but rather an impressionistic and personal experience. In her works, she builds on the art-historical painting tradition of romanticised and impetuous landscapes, such as the watercolours of Johan Hendrik Weissenbruch, the cloudscapes of John Constable and the paintings of the Barbizon School. 

Landscapes around Amstelveen
Especially for this exhibition, Saskia Boelsums created a series of landscapes in the surroundings of Amstelveen. In addition to landmarks such as the spires of the St. Urbanuskerk or the monumental gateway to the Wester-Amstel country estate, the works also provide universal images of the Dutch landscape featuring dramatic cloudscapes.

When

  • Every tuesday, wednesday, thursday, friday, saturday and sunday until september 25th, 2022 from 11:00 to 17:00

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Museum JAN
Dorpsstraat 50
1182 JE Amstelveen
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