La nuit by Ger Lataster
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La nuit 1961

Ger Lataster

CanvasOil paintPaint
144 ⨯ 161 cm
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About the artwork

Lataster, Gerard (‘Ger’), Schaesberg 1920 – 2012 Amsterdam
Titel: La nuit, olie op doek
144,5 x 161 cm., gesigneerd en gedateerd r.o. : 'G. Lataster ’61'
Literatuur: ‘nederlands bijdrage tot de internationale ontwikkeling sedert 1945’ , cat. 312 van Het Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, nr. 66, de nacht, 1961 o/d 145 x160
Tentoonstellingen: Het Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 29 juni - 17 september,1962‘, 'Nederlands bijdrage tot de internationale ontwikkeling sedert 1945’.
Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, 5 oktober – 4 november 1962. ‘La contribution hollandaise au developpement international de l’art depuis 1945’.
The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, 15 november - 15 december 1962, ‘The dutch contribution to the international development of art since 1945’
Herkomst: E.J. Wisselingh & Co, Amsterdam, no. 2241. Galerie Paul Fachetti, Parijs, Galerie Delaive, Amsterdam, particuliere collectie

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Ger Lataster (Schaesberg, 16 February 1920) can be counted amongst the abstract expressionists. Having studied at the Industrial Art College in Maastricht, he then studied at the National Academy of Visual Arts in Amsterdam.

Lataster is able to apply abstract expressionism to the extreme. By using contrasting elements, techniques and materials, he knows how to surprise the observer time and again. Because Lataster uses these techniques consistently, his artworks come across as reliable, however great the changes to them were in recent years.

Well-known works by Lataster are the painting 'Spelende kinderen' (children playing) - made in1954, and commissioned by the municipality of Heerlen - and the monumental ceiling painting for the Mauritshuis museum in The Hague, Icarus Atlanticus, 1987-1988. Lataster is one of the most successful Dutch artists of his generation.