167. Raoul Hynckes

Raoul Hynckes
(1893-1973)
Bouée – Still Life with Fishing Attributes (c. 1965)
Signed lower right
Oil on canvas, 78.4 x 100 cm
Provenance:
Private collection, the Netherlands
Exhibited:
Arnhem Municipal Museum, Raoul Hynckes 1893-1973: an overview, October 13 – November 25, 1973
Note:
To be included in the upcoming catalog raisonné.

Born in Brussels, Raoul Hynckes fled to the Netherlands during World War I. During his first years there, he painted various city scenes and harbor views of Zuiderzee towns. Initially, he was inspired by impressionist techniques, but from the beginning of the 1930s, he delved into allegorical still lifes characterized by magical realism, which often featured elements like withered trees, old nails, and skulls. In fact, Raoul Hynckes has been of great significance in the development of Dutch Magic Realism. The present still life tests to his profound exploration of light and composition throughout his work.

Estimate
€ 4.000 - 6.000
Hammer amount
€ 3.500