(b. 1858, Purworejo, Java, d. 1928, Den Haag)

Shell Gathering on the Beach

Oil on canvas, 62 x 66 cm
Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller, Otterlo

In the 1880s Toorop shared with James Ensor and other Brussels artists an interest in Neo-Impressionism. The work he painted, exhibited with Les Vingt, used muted tonal harmonies influenced by Whistler, as well as a systematic division of brushwork and a Pointillist use of colour dots derived from the Neo-Impressionists.

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