Bronze - Signed - oplage 7 ( editie 2-7) - € 14.000.= - 1986
|Title of artwork:||Vrouw staand op één been|
|Edition:||oplage 7 ( editie 2-7)|
|Sold with frame:||No|
NIC Jonk had a taste for ballet and gymnastics.
It is a plastic given to place a foothold (on 1 leg) or on multiple, or to connect the two legs with other shapes. As one often sees in the images by Nic Jonk. Gives a more abstract effect to the image. The image has a beautiful patina, which makes the round fuzzy shapes, what his images are known for, extra visible.
The image ''vrouw staand op één been” has a fascinating tension.
Nicolaas “Nic” Jonk (Grootschermer, 11 July 1928 - Alkmaar, 11 October 1994) was a Dutch visual artist, best known for his voluptuous images of mythological scenes, women, and animals. Nic Jonk is seen, together with Auke de Vries and Arthur Spronken, as one of most important post-war Dutch sculptors. He was also a graphic artist, painter, and jewellery designer.
Nic Jonk came from a farming family and entered the advertising industry at the age of 17. In 1947 he attended an evening course at the arts and crafts school in Amsterdam. There Wessel Couzijn was his teacher, who encouraged him to continue. One day a week he continued his training in drawing at the 'Rijksnormaalschool’, also in Amsterdam. In 1949 he was present at the first Sonsbeek exhibition in Sonsbeek, Arnhem. As a result, he decided to focus on sculpture. In 1953 he attended the State Academy of Fine Arts. Three years later he stopped, disappointed in the training and he started for himself. From 1961 to 1962 he teaches at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts and Design in 's-Hertogenbosch. Then he founded, among other with Wessel Couzijn and Mari Andriessen, the ‘Ateliers '63 for which he also teaches until 1966. In the school year 1974-1975, he also taught at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy. In 1965 he settled with his wife and six children in Grootschermer where he founded a sculpture park.
Throughout the Netherlands are, in (semi) public property, some 250 images by him. But also in Germany, Italy, Spain, and the United States his images can be found. Inspired by predecessors such as Maillol, Renoir, and Bourdelle, female beauty is his model. The work shows respect for life and has unprecedented force, deals with love and fertility, and shows a striking number of female forms.
The museum and sculpture garden Nic Jonk is a family business that has existed for 50 years now without subsidy. Son Zeger and daughter-in-law Annelies continued his life's work after his death in 1994.
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