Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Georges Vantongerloo (Antwerp 1886 - Paris 1965)

"The disappearance of the function to depict opens the way to pure art." - 'Seeing, understanding, appreciating art', by Kurt Kranz 1964

georges vantongerloo

Composition (GV 10A)  -  1918
Oil on canvas, ca. 20 x 30 cm, collection Chantal & Jacob Bill, Swizerland
After Vantongerloo was wounded in World War I, he moved to Den Haag in Holland where he met Jules Smalzigaug, the only Belgian Futurist. Smalzigaug  introduced him to Modern Art. In 1918 Vantongerloo signed the ‘DE STIJL’ manifest.

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