Image

Constant Nieuwenhuys-Stadsgezicht bij nacht/Magere brug, 1946

Photographer

Tom Haartsen

Stadsgezicht bij nacht (Magere brug)

1946
Early period
32,0cm
x 43,0cm
linen
oil paint
Collection Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, NL

CID

1549

    English title

    Cityscape by Night (Skinny Bridge Amsterdam)

    Alternate titles

    De magere brug bij nacht
    1980
    Vue nocturne de la ville
    2001
    Ville de nuit
    2015

    Signed/dated

    Signed and dated Constant '46, bottom right in light blue paint

    Provenance

    1946 Constant
    1948 Collection Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, NL
    Tags
    Amsterdam
    Black
    Blue
    Brown
    Building
    City
    Cityscape
    Red
    Yellow

    Frame dimensions

    nee

    Image

    Constant Nieuwenhuys-New Babylon-Amsterdam, 1963

    Photographer

    Tom Haartsen

    New Babylon-Amsterdam [I]

    1963
    New Babylon
    52,2cm
    x 62,2cm
    geographical map
    ink
    Collection Kunstmuseum Den Haag, NL

    CID

    1364

    New Babylon-Amsterdam, July 10th 1963.
    Work filed in Constant's archive under Atlas van New-Babylon. Meaning of the indication Atlas of New-Babylon requires further study.

      Alternate titles

      Amsterdam N.B.
      1963 Archive entry

      Signed/dated

      Signed Constant, bottom right in ink. Titled, dated and signed Amsterdam N.-B." 10/7 '63 Constant, top right in ink
      Tags
      Amsterdam
      City
      Futuristic
      Map
      Netherlands

      Frame dimensions

      No

      Image

      Constant Nieuwenhuys-Vergelijkende plattegrond, 1962

      Photographer

      Tom Haartsen

      Image

      Vergelijkende plattegrond New Babylon Amsterdam Ookmeer

      1962
      New Babylon
      98,9cm
      x 106,7cm
      crayon
      ink
      paper
      pencil
      Collection Kunstmuseum Den Haag, NL

      CID

      1361

        English title

        Comparing Map New Babylon Amsterdam Ookmeer

        Alternate titles

        Ausschnitt eines Grundplans mit 4 Sektoren
        1964
        Landkort til sammenligning Ookmeer
        1976

        Signed/dated

        Titled, signed and dated NEW BABYLON sect. Ookmeer (Amsterdam), Constant 1962, bottom left in pencil
        Tags
        Amsterdam
        City
        Futuristic
        Map
        Netherlands

        Frame dimensions

        nee

        Image

        Constant Nieuwenhuys-New Babylon-Amsterdam, 1968

        Photographer

        Unknown

        New Babylon over Amsterdam (Atlas van New Babylon)

        1968
        New Babylon
        200,0cm
        x 300,0cm
        geographical map
        ink
        watercolour
        Collection Amsterdam Museum, NL

        CID

        526

        A special commission of Amsterdams Historisch Museum (now called Amsterdam Museum) in 1968

          English title

          New Babylon on Amsterdam (Atlas of New Babylon)

          Alternate titles

          New Babylon over Amsterdam
          1968 Archive entry

          Provenance

          Constant
          Collection Amsterdam Museum, NL
          Tags
          Amsterdam
          City
          Map

          Frame dimensions

          nee

          Image

          Constant Nieuwenhuys-Junkies, 1994

          Photographer

          Tom Haartsen

          Junkies

          1994
          Late period
          185,0cm
          x 194,0cm
          linen
          oil paint
          Collection Fondation Constant longterm loan to Centraal Museum, Utrecht, NL

          CID

          509

            Alternate titles

            Junks
            1995

            Signed/dated

            Signed and dated Constant '94, bottom left in grey paint

            Provenance

            Constant
            2005 Trudy Nieuwenhuys-van der Horst (Legacy Art Collection Constant)
            2008 Trudy Nieuwenhuys-van der Horst, long-term loan to Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, NL
            2012 Fondation Constant, long-term loan to Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, NL
            2023 Fondation Constant, long-term loan to Centraal Museum Utrecht, NL
            Tags
            Amsterdam
            City
            People
            Streetlife
            Suffering

            Frame dimensions

            190 x 199 x 6 cm

            Image

            Constant Nieuwenhuys-Gezicht op het Sarphatipark, 1945

            Photographer

            Tom Haartsen

            Gezicht op het Sarphatipark

            1945
            Early period
            97,5cm
            x 76,5cm
            linen
            oil paint
            Private collection, NL

            CID

            117

            Constant lived along Sarphatipark with his partner Matie van Domselaer during the Second World War. The park was then called 'Bollandpark,' as during the German occupation street names and other public places named after Jewish people were renamed. Today it has its original name back.

            During the war, artists were required to register with the Reich Chamber of Culture to be allowed to continue their practice. Constant did not register and would therefore hide in the crawl space under their house when danger approached.

              English title

              Cityscape Sarphatipark, Amsterdam

              Signed/dated

              Signed and dated Constant '45, bottom right in red (difficult to see)

              Provenance

              1945 Constant
              Collection Jan Rovers, NL
              Private collection, NL
              Tags
              Amsterdam
              Cityscape

              Frame dimensions

              110,5 x 86,5 x 5 cm

              Image

              Constant Nieuwenhuys-Fusillering Weteringschans, 1945

              Photographer

              Tom Haartsen

              Fusillering Weteringschans

              1945
              Early period
              21,5cm
              x 30,0cm
              paper
              pencil
              Collection Fondation Constant

              CID

              116

              Image from a war torn Amsterdam.

                English title

                Execution Weteringschans

                Signed/dated

                Signed an dated Constant '45, bottom left from the center in black pencil
                Tags
                Amsterdam
                City
                Murder
                People
                War

                Frame dimensions

                36 x 45 x 2 cm