Mariken Wessels

Netherlands

Artist biography

Mariken Wessels is a visual artist, who originates from the Netherlands, like other celebrated artists such as Bob Bonies, Esther Van Der Eerden, Marco Poloni, Helma Veugen, and Gert-Jan Schellekens.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Mariken Wessels is represented by The Ravestijn Gallery in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Mariken Wessels 's work are at the moment exhibiting at at The Ravestijn Gallery in Amsterdam with the exhibition Nude - Arising From The Ground (13 March 2020 - 24 April 2020).

Historical Context of Netherlands

The Netherlands has been established as an artistic and cultural centre for centuries, for instance through the global influence of celebrated 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 era 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 pioneered abstract art in the Netherlands, led 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 powerful 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 largely influenced by the Abstract Expressionism movement prosperous in New York City in the late 1940s and 1950s.

Mariken Wessels

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