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H.J. (HENDRIK JAN) WOLTER (1873 Amsterdam – 1952 Amersfoort)
View of the Skinny Bridge in Amsterdam
Oil on canvas: 59,5 x 74 cm
The artist Hendrik Jan Wolter (1873 – 1952) is a well-known Dutch painter. His studio was on the third floor of one of the old houses further up the river Amstel with a panoramic view. This view became his inspiration with perpetually changing weather and seasons and thus changing light. The bridge was a detail in this view.
By looking closely at the painting, we discover a surprising number of colours in the water for example. The colours of the sky, the trees and the houses are reflected in a decomposed, divisionistic way in the river. He makes it come alive. This neo- impressionism, in Holland called luminism, was Wolters favourite style. As a, mostly landscape, artist it allowed him the freedom of colour and the playing with the light.