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Carel Willink

My Shipmates have Fallen Asleep, 1932

Carel Willink (1900-1983) made My Shipmates have Fallen Asleep as an illustration to accompany a story (‘Door de sluizen van het Kornwerderzand’) b y Dutch author Jef Last (1898-1972). The style of the illustration is rather different to the precise, detailed paintings for which the artist became re ... nowned from the 1930s onwards. The drawing is reminiscent of the nude studies that Willink made in Paris in the autumn of 1926. These ‘contour drawings’ were influenced by Picasso’s (1881-1973) Neoclassical style. The series marks a shift in Willink’s work, from an abstract to a more figurative style. Alongside contributions to literary publications, Willink also made cartoons for the Socialist weekly De Groene Amsterdammer. He met the editors during his weekly drink at Café Américain in Amsterdam.
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Carel Willink
My Shipmates have Fallen Asleep
India ink on paper
39 x 28 cm (h x w)
Type of object
© Pictoright/Sylvia Willink

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