Jan Lucas van der Baan, Harbor of Zoutkamp 01 Classic Works of Art, Marine Paintings – With Footnotes, #137

Jan Lucas van der Baan (1912-1990) - Harbor of Zoutkamp

Jan Lucas van der Baan, (1912-1990)

Harbor of Zoutkamp

Gouache on paper

28×42 cm

Private collection

Zoutkamp is a village in the community in the Netherlands. Zoutkamp was primarily mentioned in documents in 1418 as Soltcampum. Its first inhabitants might have been soldiers. Its name refers to salt and field, which probably means that it was a place for salt production.

A village that was in the eighty-year war a defensive and then mainly a bustling fishing village, located on the Lauwerszee. Nowadays the sea does not reach Zoutkamp anymore.

After the disappearance of fishing from the ports of Zoutkamp, ​​it has become a tourist attraction. Zoutkamp still exudes the atmosphere of then, with its monumental locks, and its many water, the many terraces overlooking the harbor, the beautiful Fishery Museum … More on Zoutkamp

Jan Lucas van der Baan ( Groningen , February 3, 1912 – Groningen , July 15, 1990) was a visual artist and member of the Groninger Kunstkring De Ploeg.

His father was a teacher. From 1924 to 1931 he followed the education at the Municipal HBS in Groningen. In September 1931 Van der Baan started his studies at the Academy Minerva. In 1933 he obtained a degree in Drawing and Applied Arts. After that he studied at the National Institute for Training of Teachers in Amsterdam .

With his somewhat academic-looking atmospheric painted works from the period 1935-1955 Van der Baan clearly deviated from the exuberant Expressionist style. Important subjects for his paintings and watercolors were landscapes, the city of Groningen and the water. Van der Baan and his wife Peta Edzes were avid water sports enthusiasts. Ships and port views were an important theme in his artistic production.

In the sixties, the use of color became more expressive. Van der Baan also experimented with a more abstract style). His trip to cubism and abstract expressionism remained almost limited to works in which urban themes are put down.

At the end of the seventies Van der Baan returned to a more realistic representation of his subjects. More on Jan Lucas van der Baan

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Author: zaidangallery

I search Art History for Beautiful works that may, or may not, have a secondary or unexpected story to tell. I then write short summaries that grow from my research. Art work is so much more when its secrets are exposed

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