Adrian Woods

Netherlands

Artist biography

Adrian Woods is a modern artist, who originates from the Netherlands, like other prominent artists such as Tijmen Smeulders, S. L. Martinez, Jin-Kyoung Huh, Nico Molenkamp, and Hans vredegoor.

Adrian Woods in private collections

On Artland Adrian Woods' works can be found in the following collection: Lotte Klösters which, for instance, also has works by other prominent and critically acclaimed artists including Hur Kyung-Ae, Sarah Derat, and Won Sou-Yeol.

Historical Context of Netherlands

The Netherlands has been established as an artistic and cultural centre for centuries, for instance through the international influence of renowned artists such as Jan van Eyck in the fifteenth century. In the 1600s, the Dutch Golden Age saw the rise of such distinguished artists as Rembrandt, Rubens, Vermeer, Van Dyck and Van Ruisdael. Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh is considered as one of the most significant forerunners of the post-Impressionist era and is still regarded as an extraordinary, outstanding painter that has influenced the art sphere regardless of any era or movement. Originally established as a magazine, De Stijl was a movement that established abstract art in the Netherlands, led by Piet Mondrian and Theo van Doesberg. De Stijl artists would espouse a visual language solely composed of geometrical shapes, and the movement also had a profound influence on modern architecture as well as design. Gerrit Rietveld was a powerful architect and designer who embraced the ideals and the essence of De Stijl in his work. Willem de Kooning was also a Dutch national, though he relocated to the United States in the earlier years of his life, and his work was predominantly influenced by the Abstract Expressionism movement thriving in New York City in the late 1940s and 1950s.

Adrian Woods

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