Acquisitions in 2021
Some of its acquisitions are:
- A delicate yet strong oil by Otto van Rees of his wife Adya, in bed after giving birth to their first child, Paris 1910. Among other things, both artists are known for their connections to the Artists’ Colonies of Laren, Domburg and Ascona.
- The carefree impression, rendered by the painting of three bathing women, 1916, by the prominent Nabis artist Maurice Denis, is exemplary for his simplification of forms, use of the waving lines of French Art Nouveau and emphasising colours.
- A Merz collage with mixed media by the famous Dada artist Kurt Schwitters, circa 1919-1929. With his Merz pictures, Schwitters went beyond the traditional boundaries of the visual arts.