Dirk Breed, 'Kolhorn', Gouache on paper, 1960 - Dirk Breed
Dirk Breed, 'Kolhorn', Gouache on paper, 1960 - Dirk Breed Dirk Breed, 'Kolhorn', Gouache on paper, 1960 - Dirk Breed Dirk Breed, 'Kolhorn', Gouache on paper, 1960 - Dirk Breed Dirk Breed, 'Kolhorn', Gouache on paper, 1960 - Dirk Breed Dirk Breed, 'Kolhorn', Gouache on paper, 1960 - Dirk Breed Dirk Breed, 'Kolhorn', Gouache on paper, 1960 - Dirk Breed

Dirk Breed, 'Kolhorn', Gouache on paper, 1960

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'Kolhorn' shows the view of the typical Dutch village Kolhorn, where Dirk Breed was born in 1920. The village was populated by mainly fishermen and farmers. Over the years, Kolhorn became the muse of Breed. After his education at the State Academy of fine arts in Amsterdam, in 1965, he returned to the polder immediately. 'Kolhorn' contains an expressionistic use of color, it is subtly enhanced with modification and speaks a subdued atmosphere that is wide explained as "I want silence". Characteristic for the work of Breed, as also featured in 'Kolhorn', is a lonely figure, shrouded in silence. The book “Dirk Breed, a life's work", by Museum Kranenburgh Bergen explains how these lonely, silent figures turn out to be Breed himself.

Reference
130-123
Artist
Dirk Breed
Period
Mid-Century Modern
Material
Gouache, Paper
Signature
Dirk Breed
Dimensions
59 x 51 cm
Condition
Excellent

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