Huszár van de Stijl
In the ‘100 Years of The Style’ Year 2017, the City Museum Harderwijk organizes an exhibition dedicated to visual artist Vilmos Huszár (Budapest 1884 – Harderwijk 1960), one of the founder of the art movement De Stijl. From the thirties he lived and lived in Hierden village near Harderwijk.
With Piet Mondriaan, Theo van Doesburg and Bart van der Leck, Vilmos Huszár was one of the prominent initiators of the world-famous art movement De Stijl in 1917. Not long after the establishment, he already made himself out of The Style, he went his own way.
Vilmos Huszár developed into a distinctive painter, draftsman, sculptor, graphic designer, advertising designer and industrial designer. The Stadsmuseum Harderwijk presents a wide-ranging exhibition that shows this artistic versatility. There are paintings and other art objects from Huszár exhibited from his heroic time. The works are from private collections, the collection of collections of the municipality of Harderwijk and collections of some museums including the Stadsmuseum Harderwijk itself. A number of paintings, which are privately owned, have never been exhibited.
Sjarel Ex, director of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen is art historian and Vilmos Huszár expert. He advises, at the request of the Harderwijk City Museum, as a consultant in the composition of the exhibition.
In Amersfoort Kunshal Kade
6 May – 3 September 2017 Artists:
Piet Mondriaan, Theo van Doesburg, Bart van der Leck, Gerrit Rietveld, Georges Vantongerloo, Vilmos Huszár,
Barnett Newman, Josef Albers, Richard Paul Lohse, Jasper Johns, Yves Klein, Ad Reinhardt, Robert Ryman, Pier
Manzoni, Alan Charlton, Richard Serra, Joseph Kosuth, Poul Gernes, Olafur Eliasson, De Rijke/De Rooij, Katja
Mater, Jan van der Ploeg, Steven Aalders, Roy Villevoye, Fransje Killaars
Red, yellow and blue – the three primary colours have become synonymous with the art movement known as De Stijl.
But that single iconic colour combination has tended to mask the reality of the diversity of ideas advanced by its various members.
At the end of the day, Piet Mondrian, Theo van Doesburg, Bart van der Leck, Gerrit Rietveld, Georges Vantongerloo and Vilmos Huszár all formulated their own individual views on colour.