Tekst: Willem van Zoetendaal
Aantal pagina’s: 96
Uitgever: Van Zoetendaal Publishers, 2016
Staat: Als nieuw
From an art historical standpoint, George Hendrik Breitner was a leading figure in Amsterdam Impressionism, known for his dynamic street scenes, city views, and social realist style. He was also a talented photographer, a fact that was confirmed in 1996 with the discovery of a large collection of prints and negatives, many of which are reproduced in this book. One can discern from the photos that he approached this new medium with the same verve as he did painting, making pictures of life in the city from different perspectives or in different weather conditions. He regularly used the camera to capture certain atmospheres or light effects, applying these insights to his paintings.