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 VAN DER VEGT revisits an old tradition in Dutch painting: the flower still life. Ever since the Symbolists of the XVIIth century, up to the Romantic’s from the XIXth, and via the decorative flower bouquets from the XVIIth century, the flower still live has not undergone a wrinkle.  The only difference being that Van der Vegt pursues it his own way, on two meter high canvasses, while painting the flowers first and the background afterwards. This gives his paintings a particular depth.  From a distance the effect is stirring. He has a remarkable eye for colour and composition.

Van der vegt was born in Dalfsen (The Netherlands) in 1953.  He has been painting ever since his earliest age. In his studio he has a photograph of himself when he was a five years old boy, standing by the easel, holding a paintbrush.  And when someone asks him how long it takes to create a painting, he points at the photograph and says: « That's how long it takes ! ».
The exhibition at Chikabee Art-Galleries is prolonged til January 26, 2014.


  • VAN DER VEGT "Cornflowers" - Oil on canvass 200x130 cm


  • VAN DER VEGT "Gladiolus" - Oil on canvass 200x55 cm


  • VAN DER VEGT "Japanese cherry-blossom on a starry sky" - Oil on panel ø122cm


  • VAN DER VEGT "May-tree" - Oil on canvass 150x150 cm


  • VAN DER VEGT "Poppies" - Oil on canvass 200x 350 cm


  • VAN DER VEGT "White Anemones" - Oil on canvass 200x75 cm


  • VAN DER VEGT "Birch-wood" - Oil on canvass 155x350 cm


  • VAN DER VEGT "Mixed Anemones" - Oil on canvass 200x65+80+65cm


  • VAN DER VEGT "Late Summer" - Oil on canvass 150x150cm