Intensely Dutch
Image, abstraction and the word, post-war and beyond
5 June - 23 August 2009
Rudy Komon gallery, Upper Level

Uncompromising, confronting, optimistic – after World War II a new young generation of Dutch artists took to modernity as never before. For them it was a time of renewal.

This exhibition presents the work of some of the most important post-war Dutch artists, including those associated with CoBrA and art informel, and those who preceded them, such as Willem de Kooning. Works have been borrowed from Dutch museums, augmented with loans from Australian galleries, the Pompidou, Paris, and private collections in the Netherlands and Australia.

Hear an introduction by the curator, Hendrik Kolenberg:

Watch an introduction by the director of the Rijksmuseum (1m:15s)

Listen to radio interview with the curator > (12m:22s)

Education programs

Intensely Dutch education notes

The exhibition is sponsored by ING and has the full support of the Netherlands Embassy in Canberra and Netherlands Consulate General in Sydney

Gerrit Benner Fries landschap (Frisian landscape) 1970 Groninger Museum, Groningen © A G Benner 2009

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