Image

Constant Nieuwenhuys-Orpheus III, 1988

Photographer

Tom Haartsen

Orpheus [III]

1988
Late period
130,0cm
x 126,0cm
linen
oil paint
Collection Fondation Constant, NL

CID

1234

Orpheus (/ˈɔrfiəs, ˈɔrfjuːs/; Greek: Ὀρφεύς) was a legendary musician, poet, and prophet in ancient Greek religion and myth. The major stories about him are centered on his ability to charm all living things and even stones with his music, his attempt to retrieve his wife, Eurydice, from the underworld, and his death at the hands of those who could not hear his divine music. As an archetype of the inspired singer, Orpheus is one of the most significant figures in the reception of classical mythology in Western culture, portrayed or alluded to in countless forms of art and popular culture including poetry, film, opera, and painting.

    Alternate titles

    Orphée
    2000

    Signed/dated

    Signed Constant '88, top left in grey paint
    Tags
    Animal
    Guitar
    Lion
    Man
    Music
    Myth

    Frame dimensions

    148,0 x 144,0 x 6,5 cm

    Image

    Constant Nieuwenhuys-Man met hond, 2000

    Photographer

    Tom Haartsen

    Man met hond

    2000
    Late period
    56,3cm
    x 41,8cm
    paper
    watercolour
    Private collection, NL

    CID

    1230

    Signed and dated Constant 2000, bottom right.

      English title

      Man with Dog
      Tags
      Animal
      Black
      Brown
      Dog
      Man
      People
      Red
      White

      Frame dimensions

      nee

      Image

      Constant Nieuwenhuys-Tête de l'homme, 1991

      Photographer

      Tom Haartsen

      Tête de l'homme

      1991
      Late period
      57,0cm
      x 41,5cm
      paper
      watercolour
      Collection Fondation Constant, NL

      CID

      1228

        English title

        Human Head

        Signed/dated

        Signed and dated Constant ’91, bottom right in pencil

        Provenance

        1991 Constant
        2005 Collection Fondation Constant
        Tags
        Blue
        Man
        Portrait
        Sepia

        Frame dimensions

        80,8 x 65,6 x 2,6 cm

        Image

        Constant Nieuwenhuys-ZT/Der Wegweiser, '1979'

        Photographer

        Tom Haartsen

        ZT/Der Wegweiser

        1979
        Late period
        55,4cm
        x 57,2cm
        paper
        watercolour
        Private collection, NL

        CID

        1225

        Circa 1979.
        Winterreise (Winter Journey) is a cycle of 24 songs by Frans Schubert (op. 89, D. 911). The first part of twelve songs was finished February 1927. The second part in October of that year. The Guidepost is song number 20.

        Was vermeid' ich denn die Wege,
        Wo die ander'n Wand'rer geh'n,
        Suche mir versteckte Stege,
        Durch verschneite Felsenhöh'n ?

        Habe ja doch nichts begangen,
        Daß ich Menschen sollte scheu'n, -
        Welch ein törichtes Verlangen
        Treibt mich in die Wüstenei'n ?

        Weiser stehen auf den Straßen,
        Weisen auf die Städte zu.
        Und ich wandre sonder Maßen
        Ohne Ruh' und suche Ruh'.

        Einen Weiser seh' ich stehen
        Unverrückt vor meinem Blick;
        Eine Straße muß ich gehen,
        Die noch keiner ging zurück.

          English title

          No Title/The Guidepost

          Signed/dated

          Signed Constant, bottom right in black watercolor

          Provenance

          1979 ca Collection Constant
          2005 Collection Fondation Constant
          2021 Private collection, NL
          Tags
          Art
          Man
          Music
          People
          Poetry

          Frame dimensions

          nee

          Image

          Constant Nieuwenhuys-Le Barbu, 1998

          Photographer

          Tom Haartsen

          Le barbu

          1998
          Late period
          50,6cm
          x 39,7cm
          paper
          watercolour
          Collection Fondation Constant, NL

          CID

          1217

            English title

            The Bearded

            Signed/dated

            Signed and dated, Constant '98 bottom left in black pencil

            Provenance

            1998 Constant
            2005 Collection Fondation Constant
            Tags
            Black
            Brown
            Face
            Man
            Portrait
            Sepia

            Frame dimensions

            74,5 x 63,5 x 2,8 cm

            Image

            Constant Nieuwenhuys-Sorrow, 1997

            Photographer

            Tom Haartsen

            Sorrow

            1997
            Late period
            52,6cm
            x 41,0cm
            paper
            watercolour
            Collection Fondation Constant, NL

            CID

            1216

              Signed/dated

              Dated and signed '97 Constant, bottom right in black pencil

              Provenance

              1997 Constant
              2005 Collection Fondation Constant
              Tags
              Black
              Blue
              Face
              Grey
              Man
              Portrait
              Red

              Frame dimensions

              75,3 x 63,9 x 2,7 cm

              Image

              Constant Nieuwenhuys-Pensif, 1997

              Photographer

              Tom Haartsen

              Pensif

              1997
              Late period
              46,2cm
              x 37,3cm
              paper
              watercolour
              Collection Fondation Constant, NL

              CID

              1215

                English title

                Thoughtful

                Signed/dated

                Signed and dated Constant '97, bottom right in black pencil

                Provenance

                1997 Constant
                2005 Collection Fondation Constant
                Tags
                Black
                Face
                Man
                Portrait
                Purple
                Sepia

                Frame dimensions

                75,4 x 61,4 x 2,8 cm

                Image

                Constant Nieuwenhuys-Rode kop, ca 1987

                Photographer

                Tom Haartsen

                Rode kop

                1987
                Late period
                45,0cm
                x 35,0cm
                paper
                watercolour
                Collection Fondation Constant, NL

                CID

                1214

                Circa 1987

                  English title

                  Red Head

                  Signed/dated

                  Signed Constant, bottom right in pencil on green/beige fond

                  Provenance

                  1990 Constant
                  2005 Collection Fondation Constant
                  Tags
                  Beige
                  Black
                  Man
                  People
                  Portrait
                  Red

                  Frame dimensions

                  72,1 x 57 x 3 cm

                  Image

                  Constant Nieuwenhuys-Acteur, 1994

                  Photographer

                  Tom Haartsen

                  Acteur

                  1994
                  Late period
                  58,0cm
                  x 43,0cm
                  paper
                  watercolour
                  Collection Fondation Constant, NL

                  CID

                  1213

                    English title

                    Actor

                    Signed/dated

                    Signed Constant '94, bottom right in pencil on grey fond

                    Provenance

                    1994 Constant
                    2005 Collection Fondation Constant
                    Tags
                    Acting
                    Art
                    Man
                    People
                    Theater

                    Frame dimensions

                    81,7 x 66,8 x 2,8 cm

                    Image

                    Constant Nieuwenhuys-Torero, 1991

                    Photographer

                    Tom Haartsen

                    Torero

                    1991
                    Late period
                    45,0cm
                    x 37,5cm
                    paper
                    watercolour
                    Collection Fondation Constant, NL

                    CID

                    1212

                      English title

                      Toreador

                      Signed/dated

                      Signed and dated Constant '91, bottom left in pencil

                      Provenance

                      1991 Constant
                      2005 Collection Fondation Constant
                      Tags
                      Brown
                      Culture
                      Grey
                      Man
                      Pink

                      Frame dimensions

                      88,4 x 58,9 x 3 cm