Constant Permeke Harvest c.1924–5

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Artist
Constant Permeke 1886–1952
Title
Harvest
De oogst
Date c.1924–5
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 1280 x 1648 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the Friends of the Tate Gallery 1958
Reference
T00218
Not on display

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Permeke, who came from Antwerp but lived most of his life in the area of Ostend, was a leading figure in Belgian art circles. Inspired perhaps by Van Gogh, he took as his subjects humble men and women, often farmworkers or fishermen, and presented them as monumental figures, possessed of strength and dignity. His use of dark outlines and angular forms suggests a conscious primitivism and echoing of naive art.

August 2004

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