Tijmen Smeulders is a creative artist, who was born in the Netherlands - other established artists such as Danielle Vanbroekhoven, Martijn Mendel, Sacha Van Dorssen, Johannes Martinus (Jean) Nelissen, and Huber Huber were also born inthe Netherlands.
Tijmen Smeulders is exhibited at the exhibition, Construction at Galerie VIVID in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The exhibition is currently open and closes on the 03 May 2020. Tijmen Smeulders' work has also been exhibited during the Solo Exhibition exhibition at Galerie VIVID in Rotterdam, the Netherlands (11 May 2019 - 20 July 2019).
Historical Context of Netherlands
The Netherlands has been recognised as an artistic and cultural centre for centuries, for instance through the international 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 seen today 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 pioneered 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 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 thriving in New York City in the late 1940s and 1950s.