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Wim Oepts and the painters of the sunny South

This new exhibition offers a comprehensive overview of the works of artist Wim Oepts (1904-1988) and his Dutch contemporaries. Oepts is a popular painter, known for his abstracted colourful landscapes. In the sun-drenched South of France, he found inspiration for his iconic works full of contrasting colours.

Wim Oepts and the painters of the sunny South

Event dates
Friday, 3 February 2023 at 11:00
Saturday, 4 February 2023 at 11:00
Sunday, 5 February 2023 at 11:00
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Location
Museum JAN
Dorpsstraat
1182 JE Amstelveen

Chasing the sun

In 1937, Wim Oepts (1904-1988) - born and bred in Amsterdam - relocated to the picturesque fishing village of Collioure in the South of France. Here he discovered the magical Mediterranean light that makes the world tingle and glow with colour. Oepts settled in Paris in 1939, where he felt ‘liberated’ in the city of light and would continue to live there until his death. Influenced by pure colourists like Pierre Bonnard, André Derain and his French teacher Othon Friesz, his art developed into an ode to colour in France.

Wim Oepts and his Dutch contemporaries

In addition, the exhibition includes a selection of works by other Dutch painters. For shorter or longer periods of time, these contemporaries of Oepts were also inspired by the Mediterranean light. Paintings by artists like Dirk Filarski (1885-1964), Matthieu Wiegman (1886-1971), Charles Eyck (1897-1983), Fred Sieger (1902-1999) and Otto B. de Kat (1907-1995), as well as by a later generation of artists, including Nicolaas Wijnberg (1918-2006) and Jef Diederen (1920-2009), place the work of Oepts in a broader perspective and at the same time underscore his individual, unique rendition of the sun-drenched French landscape.

Dates and times
Friday 3 February11:00
Saturday 4 February11:00
Sunday 5 February11:00

Wim Oepts and the painters of the sunny South

Event dates
Friday, 3 February 2023 at 11:00
Saturday, 4 February 2023 at 11:00
Sunday, 5 February 2023 at 11:00
More dates
Location
Museum JAN
Dorpsstraat
1182 JE Amstelveen