February 24 - June 2
In the westwing, Museum Belvédère presents a room exhibition with work by artist Djurre Pieter Duursma (Amsterdam, 1888 – The Hague, 1965). Duursma was born in Amsterdam as the son of Frisian parents. After taking drawing lessons in Antwerp, he established himself as a visual artist in his hometown.
Initially, Duursma painted in an impressionistic and moderate expressionistic style. When he came into contact with Theo van Doesburg and Erich Wichmann in the second decade of the twentieth century, his work became more colorful and abstract.
The works he created in the period 1916-1926 are among the highlights of his oeuvre and form the core of the room exhibition in Museum Belvédère.
During the 1920s, Duursma increasingly focused on designing stained glass windows and furniture.
This presentation of Djurre Duursma's work is a follow-up to the exhibition that took place in 2022 in the Noord-Veluws Museum in Nunspeet.
It includes various works that subsequently surfaced and are shown for the first time in Museum Belvédère.
February 23 - June 2
Harjo Neutkens (Vessem, 1967) has worked for years in relative isolation on a very personal oeuvre that lies somewhere between figuration and abstraction. In his work Neutkens tries to touch on the structures that underlie all appearances.
His painted and drawn images immediately evoke associations with microstructures or dizzying macrostructures. Like molecular or cosmic constellations, they appear to move freely in space, with shapes sometimes flowing together and then apart.
Neutkens builds his mysterious image structures layer upon layer with great care and endless patience, until an ultimate harmony is achieved between form, structure and color.
His room exhibition in Museum Belvédère is the result of years of work in relative silence and his first presentation in a long time.