Fighting Orchids, Janus de Winter, 1917

Fighting Orchids, Janus de Winter, 1917

watercolor (paint), h 481mm × w 622mm More details

Janus de Winter raised a furore around 1916 with depictions of his own feelings – ‘sensations’ – as abstractions. He transformed moods into visionary images for which recognisable motifs were stylised and adapted. His art impressed Theo van Doesburg (1883-1931), founder of De Stijl, who briefly attempted to make abstract art in the manner of De Winter.