George Hendrik Breitner

George Hendrik Breitner - Large Format Fine Art Prints and Reproductions

George Hendrik Breitner (1857-1923) was born in Rotterdam. In 1876, he enrolled at the academy in The Hague.  In this early period he was especially influenced by the painters of the Hague School. Breitner preferred working-class models: labourers, servant girls and people from lower-class neighbourhoods. He saw himself as 'le peintre du peuple', the people's painter. In 1886, he moved to Amsterdam, where he recorded the life of the city in sketches, paintings and photos.  Breitner often collaborated with Isaac Israels; both painters are referred to as Amsterdam Impressionists. Conservative critics called Breitner's style 'unfinished'.

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George Hendrik Breitner

Billeting

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Quartering of soldiers in the houses of a village. Two farmers stand to talk at the door with some hussars who left their horses outside. 1880-1919, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
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Girl in a White Kimono

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Inspired by Japanese prints, Breitner made at least twelve paintings around 1894 of a girl in a kimono. She assumes different poses and the kimono often has a different colour. What catches the eye here is the embroidered, white silk kimono with red-trimmed sleeves and an orange sash. The dreamy girl is sixteen-year-old Geesje Kwak, a hat-seller and one...
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George Hendrik Breitner

Nude with black stockings on a bed

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The artist based the subject of this loosely painted, not to say virtuoso panel on a photograph he had taken. Breitner was famous, almost notorious, for his free brushstroke and is regarded as one of the key figures in the development of modern painting in the Netherlands. According to a letter from Kees Maks, the only pupil he ever had, he showed him...
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Slum in Ghent

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1911, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
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The Rokin in Amsterdam

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1897, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam Breitner painted the Rokin and the Langebrug (Long Bridge) from a window in the building of the artists’ association Arti et Amicitiae. At right is part of the tall façade of De Nederlandsche Bank, now the Allard Pierson Museum. Many of Amsterdam’s canals were being filled in during those years, which sparked heated debates....
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The Singel Bridge at the Paleisstraat in Amsterdam

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1896, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam Breitner often took photographs to prepare his paintings, and several such studies are known for this work. The way in which the woman walks straight towards us and the image is cropped strikes one as distinctly photographic. Breitner initially depicted the woman as a maid, but after a negative review, the gallery representing...
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The Yellow Riders

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1885-1886, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam The elite ‘Yellow Riders’ (a mounted artillery corps) gallops down the dunes at breakneck speed. Breitner took full advantage of their black-and-red busbies and the gold braid on their uniforms. The repetition of these colour accents reinforces the dynamism of the movement. The sand kicked up by the horses at front clouds...
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