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Frans Manders (Netherlands, 1939)

Frans Manders (Netherlands, 1939)

€ 1.750,00Prijs

Evening View

Oil on board


The Netherlands, ca 2009


40 x 50 cm

Including frame: 57 x 67 cm


  • Evening view in vibrant colors

    The scene of an evening view employs a vibrant color palette with warm yellows, oranges, and cool blues and purples, creating a striking contrast.

    The brushwork is loose and expressive, with visible strokes that add texture and movement to the scene.



    Impressionist quality


    There is an impressionistic quality to the work, suggesting forms rather than defining them in detail, capturing the essence of the landscape.


    The painting captures the light of dawn or dusk, with reflections on water and a pale moon in the sky, demonstrating the use of oil paints to depict light.


    This style of the painting is reminiscent of Impressionism, where the focus is on the impression of a scene rather than its exact likeness, emphasizing the play of light and vibrant colors.

  • Frans Manders

    Frans Manders is a Dutch artist born in Helmond, The Netherlands in 1939. His artistic journey began after attending the Academy for Industrial Design in Eindhoven. Initially working as a drawer, he later transitioned to become a graphic designer and illustrator. In 1978, following a successful exhibition of his watercolors and drawings, he embarked on a path of independent artistry.

    His pieces often capture the observable reality in an attractive and sometimes surreal manner.





    His first exhibition took place on 18 December 1977 at De Zonnewijzer of the Philips Leisure Centre in Eindhoven; he exhibited with 98 watercolours and sepia drawings.

    In 1978, he resigns and devotes himself fully to being an artist. Frans seeks contact with other painters and joins group Contour 80, which gathers around gallery Lambèr in Valkenswaard. He found a good teacher in the Schijndel painter Dorus van Oorschot (1910-1989). He worked intensively with him for two years, working on location every week.

    A close friendship developed, resulting in a relationship that was almost like father and son. Frans owes him the fact that he gained a better eye for attractive spots in the Brabant landscape and was able to perfect his vision of this landscape.





    Museum Helmond, The Netherlands

    Eindhoven Museum, The Netherlands





    'Frans Manders', published by Museum Kempenland Eindhoven


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