Order and Chaos: Balance in the Drawings of Jan J. Schoonhoven

January 27 - July 17, 2016

Education Hallway

Rhythm and order were integral to the life and art of Jan J. Schoonhoven (1914 - 1994), who worked for the Dutch postal service throughout his life and never traveled beyond his native city of Delft. Each day after work, Schoonhoven had a daily drawing regimen in which he systematically explored variations on set themes, such as the pattern of a reed. Six drawings show the progression of Schoonhoven's work from highly structured compositions to ones dominated by fluid, gestural lines.

Curated by Curatorial Assistant Oidie Kuijpers (OC '15)















Image:
Jan J. Schoonhoven (Dutch, 1914–1994)
T82-58, 1982
Ink on paper
Richard Lee Ripin Art Purchase Fund in honor of Richard Spear and Athena Tacha, 2000.9