Herman Heuff - Brouwer - Sculpture

Herman Heuff - Brouwer - Sculpture
Netherlands - 1920-1949 - Earthenware

Beautiful sculpture shaped like a monkey.
Designed by Herman Heuff.
Manufactured at pottery factory Brouwer.
Height 10 cm.

The Hague School was a movement of like-minded Dutch painters who worked roughly between 1860 and 1900 in The Hague, or who were otherwise connected with the residential city. The members are opposed to the romantic tradition that celebrated the midst of the nineteenth century in Dutch painting and which idealized reality.

Jacob Maris: De bomschuit, 1875, een van de "klassieke" schilderijen van de Haagse School.[1]

The painters of the Hague School, including Jozef Israëls, the brothers Jacob and Willem Maris, Willem Roelofs, Constant Gabriël, Hendrik Willem Mesdag and Anton Mauve, strived for a realistic reproduction Characteristic was that this representation also tried to be a mirror of the mood of the artist. They admired the French artists from the Barbizon School, who, like them, worked as much as possible in the open air. The subjects they chose were typically "Dutch": polder landscapes, river landscapes, cows, sheep, windmills, fisherman scenes, boats and above all: large clouds. The representation of the light and the atmosphere was central.
Initially the use of colour by the Hague School was rather bleak, with a certain emphasis on grey shades, which is why it was also called the ‘grijze school’(gray school). Later, the Hague scholars were also influenced by French impressionism: the use of colour became lighter and the paint strokes loosened. A number of younger painters started new, more modernist directions after 1885. However, a ‘nabloei’ (afterlife) of Haagse Scholers would continue to work in the mood-like, realistic style of their predecessors until well into the twentieth century.

Brouwer was the son of Nicholas Brouwer, head of a primary school in Leiden, and Antonia Coert. He studied at the drawing school in his city of birth. From 1894 to 1898 he worked there in the studio for book decoration and letter-cutting of his brother-in-law Loebèr. [2] He then left for Gouda, where he went pottering at Goedewaagen. Around 1900 he joined the artists' group around 't Binnenhuis. In 1901 Brouwer founded his own ceramic company in Leiderdorp under the name ‘Fabriek van Brouwer's Aardewerk’.
From 1906 he also made construction pottery and garden ceramics, an example of this is the architectural ceramics that he made for the Peace Palace in The Hague. He is considered an innovator in this field. [3] He worked with architects such as Berlage, Oud, Dudok and Wils. He was a member of the Dutch association of sculptors.

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Designer/ Artist
Herman Heuff
Manufacturer/ Brand
Art Deco
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Excellent condition - barely used with minimal signs of aging & wear
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