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Constant Nieuwenhuys-Leda, 1993
photo: Tom Haartsen

Leda

1993
110.0cm x 105.0cm
linen, oil paint
Collection Fondation Constant

Constant wanted to create a painting of Leda and the swan that differed from the paintings of his predecessors Delacroix and Cézanne, more sensuous and erotic.

Constant Nieuwenhuys-The Crowd I, 1993
photo: Tom Haartsen

The Crowd I

1993
97.7cm x 130.5cm
linen, oil paint
Collection Rabo Kunstcollectie
Constant Nieuwenhuys-Europa, 1992
photo: Tom Haartsen

Europa

1992
130.0cm x 97.0cm
linen, oil paint
Collection Fondation Constant longterm loan to Stedelijk Museum Schiedam

Depicts the myth of the Greek god Zeus, who transforms into a white bull to seduce the young Phoenician woman Europa without his wife Hera finding out. The painting is perhaps inspired by the signing of the Maastricht treatment (Treaty on the European Union) on February 7th, 1992 confirming the European Union and the Euro.

Constant Nieuwenhuys-L'Otage, 1992
photo: Tom Haartsen

L'Otage

1992
99.0cm x 80.5cm
linen, oil paint
Private collection

Although the theme of this painting is similar to paintings by Manet (L'exécution de l'Empéreur) and Goya (The third of May 1808), Constant has changed the composition so that the audience faces the executioners.

Constant Nieuwenhuys-La belle noiseuse, 1992
photo: Tom Haartsen

La belle noiseuse

1992
81.5cm x 100.1cm
linen, oil paint
Collection Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

The title La belle noiseuse appears in a short story by Honoré de Balzac, Le Chef-d'œuvre inconnu (The unknown masterpiece) from 1831.

Constant Nieuwenhuys-Le soldat, 1992
photo: Tom Haartsen

Le soldat

1992
116.0cm x 89.0cm
linen, oil paint
Collection Fondation Constant longterm loan to Stedelijk Museum Schiedam

Soldier seen from the back

Constant Nieuwenhuys-Autoportrait first version, 1991
photo: Tom Haartsen

Autoportrait (first version)

1991
194.0cm x 185.0cm
linen, oil paint

Constant finishes and signs the first version of his Autoportrait in 1991. In 1994 he makes some alterations and signs it again in a different place.

Constant Nieuwenhuys-Justine, 1990-1991
photo: Tom Haartsen

Justine

1991
140.0cm x 130.0cm
linen, oil paint
Private collection

1990-1991

Constant Nieuwenhuys-L'infirmière, 1991
photo: Tom Haartsen

L'infirmière

1991
116.0cm x 89.0cm
linen, oil paint
Collection Fondation Constant longterm loan to Stedelijk Museum Schiedam
Constant Nieuwenhuys-La famine, 1991
photo: Tom Haartsen

La famine

1991
80.0cm x 83.0cm
linen, oil paint
Private collection

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