Jan Schoonhoven by Jan SchoonhovenJan Schoonhoven by Jan Schoonhoven

Jan Schoonhoven

By (artist)Jan SchoonhovenText byAntoon Melissen

Hardcover | May 26, 2015

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Regarded as one of the most important Dutch artists of the twentieth century, Jan Schoonhoven (1914–1994) created innovative works that reflect his active involvement in major European postwar developments in art, particularly in relation to serialized abstraction. Despite spending the majority of his life in Delft, The Netherlands, Schoonhoven worked in dialogue with and had a significant impact upon an international group of avant-garde artists. Beginning in the 1950s, he played a central role in the Nederlandse Informele Groep (Netherlandish Informal Group) and the Nul-groep (Nul Group), which were affiliated with the European Informel movement and the ZERO Group, respectively. Rejecting illusionism and subjective expression, these artists shared a collective interest in exploring the essential objective properties of art. Schoonhoven in particular developed a highly unique body of work that centered on a sustained investigation of serial abstraction, the monochrome and the grid. This volume includes new scholarship by Antoon Melissen, one of the foremost authorities on Schoonhoven's work.
Title:Jan SchoonhovenFormat:HardcoverDimensions:126 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.68 inPublished:May 26, 2015Publisher:David Zwirner BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1941701043

ISBN - 13:9781941701041