LL.M. E.L.L. de Wilde’s Wishlist - Director 1946 - 1963
LL.M. E.L.L. de Wilde’s Wishlist Director 1946 - 1963
De Wilde characterised the period that he worked in Eindhoven – a period of reconstruction – as a time of optimism, vitality and adventure. The great artists from the first half of our century – the classical modernists – were still active, while young artists – the contemporary avant-garde – were developing. De Wilde was able to achieve part of his wish list in his so-called “basic collection”. This contains a respectable number of high quality classical modern masterworks, including paintings by Picasso, Delaunay, Mondriaan and Kokoschka. Just as the outlines of the basic collection were revealed, De Wilde focused his attention on a transitional group between the basic collection and contemporary art, including works by Léger, Beckmann, Miró and Ernst.