Pieter Ouborg (DUTCH, 1893-1956)
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Pieter Ouborg (DUTCH, 1893-1956)

Opengaande stilte

Pieter Ouborg (DUTCH, 1893-1956)
Opengaande stilte
oil on board
27.5 x 33 cm.
Painted in 1931.
Johannes and Cricri Tielrooy, thence by descent to the present owner.
On loan to the Dordrechts Museum, Dordrecht, from 1985 until 2007.
L. ten Duis a.o., Piet Ouborg, schilder, Eindhoven 1990, p. 107.
Haarlem, Kunsthandel De Bois, 1931.
The Hague, Haags Gemeente Museum, Piet Ouborg, 12 August-14 October 1953, no. 23.
Eindhoven, Stedelijk van Abbemuseum, Piet Ouborg, 15 May-20 June 1965, no. 14
Breda, De Beyerd, Piet Ouborg, 26 June-25 July 1965, cat.no. 14.
Enschede, Rijksmuseum Twente, 1990.
Dordrecht, Dordrechts Museum, Piet Ouborg, Heimwee naar hart der dingen, 24 October 1993-9 January 1994.
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Lot Essay

This painting together with lot 104 is one of the so called "visionary dream images". These works mark a turning point in his development. He now concentrated on a complete abstract- surrealistic style of painting. These early surrealistic paintings were shown for the first time at the exhibition at Kunsthandel de Bois in Haarlem in 1931.

The floating form brings Miro's work in remembrance but at the same time he turned it in something highly personal.

At the end of 1931 he wrote to Tielrooy "Art, art, all my thinking revolves around this. I'm painting a lot, because that absorbs me, painting".

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