Willem Bastiaan Tholen and Gérard de Palézieux exhibitions at the Custodia Foundation, 21st September – 15th December 2019
You may not be familiar with the work of Dutch impressionist Willem Bastiaan Tholen (1860-1931). Now’s the time to discover it!
His landscape work found some success in the late 19th century, but he was also proficient in portraiture and scenes of everyday life, always with deft use of light, giving his works a special atmosphere.
Around a hundred works are on show, and a beautiful catalogue is also available (30€ for the paperback edition, 40€ for the hardback edition, here).
The second exhibition, running for on the exact same dates, looks just as interesting.
It’s the first time that the paper drawings of Gérard de Palézieux (1919-2012) have been shown France, with over a hundred engravings, drawings and watercolours, many of which look almost like vintage photos.
If you find that you love his work, a big catalogue (in four volumes!) has been published to coincide with the exhibition (49€ – order here).