167. Raoul Hynckes

Raoul Hynckes
Bouée – Still Life with Fishing Attributes (c. 1965)
Signed lower right
Oil on canvas, 78.4 x 100 cm
Private collection, the Netherlands
Gemeentemuseum Arnhem, Raoul Hynckes 1893-1973: een overzicht, 13 October – 25 November 1973
To be included in the forthcoming catalogue 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 harbour views of Zuiderzee towns. Initially, he was inspired by impressionist techniques, but from the beginning of the 1930s, he delved into allegorical still lifes characterised 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 testifies to his profound exploration of light and composition throughout his work.

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