High Road to Culture in Flanders and the Netherlands


High Road to Culture in Flanders and the Netherlands

Charley Toorop A Deeper Longing
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Charley Toorop A Deeper Longing

(Marja Bosma) The Low Countries - 2012, № 20, pp. 198-205

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The female painter Toorop was eager to try out the new styles which avant-garde artists introduced in the early 20th century. She was influenced by the luminist work of her father Jan Toorop and a by stay in Paris and passages in Brussels. She gradually developed a style of her own. The years between 1927 and 1933 were extremely productive. Towards the end of her life she believed that man could only become truly free when he had freed himself from materialism and discovered the spiritual power within himself. Painting had helped her to break free.

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