Galleries and Exhibitions
Two galleries around the world represent and exhibit Gerrit Rietveld's work, which are Galerie VIVID in Rotterdam, the Netherlands and Shin Gallery in New York, the United States. Gerrit Rietveld most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galerie VIVID in Rotterdam with the exhibition BAUHAUS 1919 2019. The exhibition was open from 22 February 2019 until 04 May 2019. Gerrit Rietveld's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; 20YRS (03 August 2019 - 07 September 2019) at Galerie VIVID in Rotterdam and Stories (02 September 2018 - 07 October 2018) at Galerie VIVID in Rotterdam. Gerrit Rietveld's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called Stories and took place at Galerie VIVID in Rotterdam, the Netherlands from the 02 September 2018 to 07 October 2018.
Historical Context of Netherlands
The Netherlands has been recognised as an artistic and cultural centre for centuries, for instance through the global 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 illustrious 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 period and is still regarded as an extraordinary, outstanding painter that has influenced the art sphere regardless of any era or movement. At first established as a magazine, De Stijl was a movement that established abstract art in the Netherlands, driven by Piet Mondrian and Theo van Doesberg. De Stijl artists would adopt a visual language solely composed of geometrical shapes, and the movement also had a significant influence on modern architecture as well as design. Gerrit Rietveld was a prominent architect and designer who adopted the ideals and the essence of De Stijl in his work. Willem de Kooning was also a Dutch national, though he migrated to the United States in the earlier years of his life, and his work was predominantly influenced by the Abstract Expressionism movement prosperous in New York City in the late 1940s and 1950s.