Jan Toorop. Song of the Times
23 February to 21 May 2017
Jan Toorop (1858-1928) was one of the most important Dutch symbolists, but his oeuvre is relatively unknown beyond his home country in its diversity. The search for forms of expression uniquely his own led him from impressionism to pointillism and finally to art nouveau. Inspired by prominent artists such as James Ensor, Vincent van Gogh, and the painters of symbolism, Toorop developed his own symbolist style and became one of the most innovative forces in painting of his time. His comprehensive work is now being presented for the first time in Germany in a large survey with more than 200 works. On view are numerous of Jan Toorop’s main works as well as book illustrations and graphic designs, including numerous posters.
The exhibition was organized by Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, in collaboration with Museum Villa Stuck, Munich and Bröhan-Museum, Berlin. Supported by: Kingdom of the Netherlands, Freunde des Bröhan-Museums e.V. Media Partners: Wall GmbH, Kulturradio vom RBB, Dinamix.
A catalogue (in German) will be published to mark the exhibition.
Curator: Gerard van Wezel
Jan Toorop, De toi, vil animal, – pour pétrir un génie O fangeuse grandeur! Sublime ignominie!, 1891, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag