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Theo van Hoytema (1863-1917)

Kaketoe op stok

potlood en pastel op papier


Doek: 34 x 23 cm

Lijst: 55 x 42 cm


In goede staat.


Theodoor van Hoytema was a Dutch artist and draughtsman born in December 1863 in The Hague. He is best known for his drawings of animals and birds. Throughout his career, Van Hoytema was inspired by the beauty of nature and the diversity of wildlife, which he captured in his detailed and realistic drawings.


Van Hoytema began his artistic training at a young age, studying under some of the most prominent artists of his time. He honed his skills as a draftsman and gained recognition for his ability to capture the essence of his subjects with great accuracy and precision. His drawings of animals and birds that he made in the zoo in Amsterdam, Artis, were particularly celebrated, and he became known as one of the foremost wildlife artists of The Netherlands.


Van Hoytema's drawings were a fusion of technical skill and creative vision. He was meticulous in his attention to detail, capturing every feather and fur, and each movement and expression. His use of light and shadow created a sense of depth and dimension, bringing his subjects to life on the page. He was also a master of color, using a subtle palette to create the illusion of depth and luminosity.


Many of Van Hoytema's drawings were published in books, magazines, and calendars and his works have been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout Europe. His legacy continues to inspire artists and naturalists alike, and his drawings of animals and birds remain among the most beautiful and accurate depictions of wildlife in art.

Theo van Hoytema - "Cockatoo on a stick"

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