This is the first Early Collectors auction by Art Dumay. It’s a mix by worldly renowned artists and the yet to be discovered talents. This auction gives new collectors a chance to get acquainted with prints and limited editions. Featured works by Marc Chagall & Marlene Dumas but also with Dutch artists like Jan Worst and Bob van Blommestein.
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Bob started drawing at an early age and later on worked in oil, watercolour and pencil. Since 1994 he has mainly painted still lives in watercolour in which he delicately places fruit, fish, shellfish and crustaceans in an intriguing light. Bob van Blommestein (1943) studied at the Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten in The Hague and at the Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. He has taught drawing and the history of art at the Barlaeus Lyceum in Amsterdam and was a visiting lecturer at the KVBK.
Bob van Blommestein has illustrated cookbooks – a.o. Exotisch koken met Hugh Jans – and provided illustrations for Avenue and Bijenkorfmagazines. He has also illustrated literary works of J.H. Leopold and Louis Couperus and the translated sonnets of Michelangelo for Sub Signo Libelli publishers and has made watercolours for ships of the Holland America Line. In the past few years he has dedicated himself mainly to painting remarkably detailed watercolours.
With refined brushwork he lets perishable foodstuffs challenge the imagination. He makes food and culinary attributes move: lemons dance, fish fly, chilli peppers lift themselves up and pomegranates burst open. He carefully places his subjects, gives them light and relief, fashioned in chiaroscuro. The Dutch classicist and art critic David Rijser calls Van Blommestein a postmodern hedonist. He transforms the symbolism of past artists into a contemporary and highly personal perspective; drawing inspiration from Antiquity and the many countries he has visited.
- Bob van Blommestein
- Titolo dell’opera
- Firmato a mano
- Buone condizioni
- Dimensioni totali
- 61×72×0.1 cm