DISCOUNTED! 2-Liège, Oil on Canvas by Jaap Egmond* 'Geometric Abstraction'. Year: N/A. Signature: top right ('E'). Condition: Neat! Square piece in Baking frame, others without Frame. dim. (W x D x H) approx. 87 x 5 x 88 cm / 90 x 3 x 45 cm. We have more Art, but also Clocks, Statues, etc. Asking price, offer from €1,000 .
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Jacob Johannes Egmond * - Born 1913 in New York City (1997 Amstelveen) grew up in Amsterdam. Here he follows a training for art teacher after high school. In addition to a great interest in the visual arts, Jaap Egmond was a great music lover and gifted pianist throughout his life. After the 2nd World War, Jaap Egmond started working as an art teacher at the Vossiusgymnasium and later at the teacher training college. As a writer and publicist on art didactics, Egmond made an important contribution to art appreciation and drawing education in the Netherlands in the post-war period. After the Second World War, Egmond became interested in modernism, de Stijl, Bauhaus, Malevich, Mondriaan, Naum Gabo and Le Corbusier through the Stedelijk Museum, which at that time was led by director Willem Sandberg.
The geometric abstract constructivist minimalist reliefs that Jaap Egmond developed from that moment on are often compared with the work of Zero and Nul group artists such as Jan Schoonhoven and Henk Peeters. The Nul group that emerged in 1960 can be seen as a reaction to the abstract expressionism of the 1950s. The Nul group of artists wanted to break with the painterly tradition. Traditional artists' materials were replaced by everyday and industrial materials. To emphasize the industrial, repeating and monochrome shapes without paint skin or peinture were often chosen. Many works were also made in series (multiples).
The visual relationship between Jaap Egmond's work and the Nul movement is great, but for Jaap Egmond it stems from a different fascination. Egmond is fascinated by the play of light and the rhythms created by changing light in the arrangement of equal shapes that are placed next to each other in varying angles and directions. His approach is more mathematical and precise. In countless sketchbooks he first designs his reliefs in the flat plane. He notes the rhythms of the tilting surfaces with directional arrows and angles of inclination. The reliefs are then built up with cardboard and newspaper and painted white. Minimalist in its material and use of color, his work can also be classified under optical art due to the importance of light and light. In his later oeuvre, Jaap Egmond also makes sculptures with steel plate. In his last period he let go of the monochrome and made multicolored geometric abstract oil paintings.