Frits Van den Berghe

from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Frits van den Berghe, 1915
Fritz Van den Berghe: Fertility

Frits Van den Berghe (born April 3, 1883 in Ghent ; † September 23, 1939 there ) was a Belgian painter of impressionism and expressionism .

Frits Van den Berghe graduated from the Ghent School of Art, after which he moved to Sint-Martens-Latem in 1904 , where he initially mainly created impressionistic works. When the First World War broke out , Van den Berghe moved to the Netherlands . Under the influence of Gustave de Smet , he developed into expressionism. During this phase, from around 1916, mostly very gloomy pictures were created. When Van den Berghe returned to Belgium in 1922, the motifs and colors brightened up again. The female nude became the focus of his work. From 1925 the painter lived again in his native city of Ghent, where, under the influence of Surrealism, he again turned to monstrous, nightmarish motifs.

Van den Berghe's painting Sunday was covered in the 1000 masterpieces .

On October 8, 2014 the asteroid (10074) Van den Berghe was named after him.

Web links

Commons : Frits Van den Berghe  - Collection of images, videos and audio files