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Dorp in de lente

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Description

Permeke’s 'Village in Spring' and 'Summer' are painted in the 1930s just after the Great Crash of 1929 that plunged the Western world into an economic crisis. Painted in broad brush strokes, these works glorify farm life and the simplicity of rural existence.

[exhibition text 2017]

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