Cityscape Amsterdam 1875 - 1925
- About the artworkJohannes Christiaan Karel Klinkenberg (1852 - 1924) - Cityscape Amsterdam
Johannes Klinkenberg, a renowned painter who captured many cityscapes with a mood that takes you all the way to where the painting was made. Light fall, reflection, stilled reality. The style of Klinkenberg can be placed between romance and impressionism. Time and again he managed to depict a clever artistic representation of historical topography.
Format: 24 x 34 cm
Signature: Bottom right
- About the artist
J.C.K. Klinkenberg, a pupil of J.H.L. Meijer and C. Bisschop, specialised in painting historic city views, often sundrenched and reflected in the water of a canal or inland harbour.
His contemporaries admired the effect of sunlight in his paintings: a strong, dazzling light that powerfully lit up the red bricks and white sandstone of the old Dutch gables. Countless Dutch cities were immortalised by him. The topographical representation and impressionist manner with which Klinkenberg recorded townscapes give him a worthy place in the rich tradition of Dutch architecture painting.