De Ploeg and impressionism

Somewhere around 1927 a second period began in which a certain style became prominent within ‘De Ploeg’, mainly due to Altink. It was more impressionist, with a very expressive brush technique, and made use of light, transparent colours. Job Hansen and Altink created the most stunning work in this fashion. Hansen developed his own unique technique, in which oil colours were diluted and then used like watercolours on specially prepared panels.

The manner in which his expressivity was coupled to the material he used, heralded the experimental and abstract-expressionist types of art that would develop after the Second World War.

  • Jan Altink - Na het bezoek
  • Job Hansen - Wielrijdster aan de gracht