14. Charlotte van Pallandt

Charlotte van Pallandt
(Arnhem 1898 – Noordwijk 1997)
Signed with monogram on the neck
Bronze with black patina on marble base, 44.4 cm
Private collection, the Netherlands
L. Tegenbosch & M. Koekkoek, Charlotte van Pallandt. Beelden en tekeningen, W-Books, Zwolle, 1994, cat. no. 146 (ill.)
An expressive self-portrait of the artist Charlotte van Pallandt at the age of 73. Not a refined and detailed “copy” of her head that only offers outward resemblance, but a portrait that shows something of her nature and character. Van Pallandt described her psychological approach as follows: “When you sense what someone is like, the creature enters naturally” and “In the portrait you should immediately observe something outside of the resemblance and make that.” Van Pallandt is considered one of the most interesting post-war figurative sculptors of the Netherlands. After a short marriage to a diplomat, she radically dedicated her life to art. Autonomous, and in relative isolation she once stated: “Cosiness and comfort are great enemies of creativity.”

€ 5.000 - 8.000
€ 5.000