1979, oil on canvas, 65 x 81 cm,

Wim Oepts and the painters of the sunny South

The exhibition Wim Oepts and the painters of the sunny South offers a comprehensive overview of the works of artist Wim Oepts (1904-1988) and his Dutch contemporaries. Oepts is a popular painter, known for his abstracted colourful landscapes. In the sun-drenched south of France, he found inspiration for his typical paintings full of contrasting colours.


The exhibition is focused on his French period, in which the painter managed to attract a steady group of collectors. In addition, the exhibition includes a selection of works by other Dutch painters. For shorter or longer periods of time, these contemporaries of Oepts were also inspired by the Mediterranean light. Wim Oepts may be known as the painter of the sunny south, but he certainly was not the only one.

Paintings by art…

The exhibition Wim Oepts and the painters of the sunny South offers a comprehensive overview of the works of artist Wim Oepts (1904-1988) and his Dutch contemporaries. Oepts is a popular painter, known for his abstracted colourful landscapes. In the sun-drenched south of France, he found inspiration for his typical paintings full of contrasting colours.


The exhibition is focused on his French period, in which the painter managed to attract a steady group of collectors. In addition, the exhibition includes a selection of works by other Dutch painters. For shorter or longer periods of time, these contemporaries of Oepts were also inspired by the Mediterranean light. Wim Oepts may be known as the painter of the sunny south, but he certainly was not the only one.

Paintings by artists like Dirk Filarski (1885-1964), Matthieu Wiegman (1886-1971), Charles Eyck (1897-1983), Fred Sieger (1902-1999) and Otto B. de Kat (1907-1995), as well as by a later generation of artists, including Nicolaas Wijnberg (1918-2006) and Jef Diederen (1920-2009), place the work of Oepts in a broader perspective and at the same time underscore his individual, unique rendition of the sun-drenched French landscape.

Following the sun
"I have really been inspired by the South", said painter Wim Oepts (1904-1988). In 1937, the artist - born and bred in Amsterdam - discovered, in the picturesque fishing village of Collioure in the south of France, the magical Mediterranean light that makes the world tingle and glow with colour. From that moment on, he permanently abandoned the business-like and dark neorealism that his discoverer and mentor Charley Toorop (1891-1955) had taught him, while he was just about to break through in the Netherlands.

When

  • Every tuesday, wednesday, thursday, friday, saturday and sunday until february 12th, 2023 from 11:00 to 17:00

Prices

  • €11.50

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