Piet van Wijngaerdt

piet van wijngaerdt

Piet van Wijngaerdt, Grondlegger van de Bergense School, is an exhibition for Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar

Piet van Wijngaerdt

Piet van Wijngaerdt

With great pleasure we have been working on the retrospective exhibition about Piet van Wijngaerdt (1873-1964), founder/instigator of the Bergense School.

The work of the Amsterdam based painter was subject of quite some changes of styles during his career. The differences between the periods are emphasised in the design of the exhibition in three ways. First of all the earlier, lighter paintings are presented on dark walls in contrast to the darker paintings from the artists blooming period on lighter walls. Second, this larger work gets more space on the walls as well as in the floor plan. And third there’s a difference in the alignment of the paintings.

The gradually morphing typefaces and use of gradients derived from the process of the artists change. A centrally placed triangular video booth structures the floorplan.

On view until May 12, 2019
Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar

type Exhibition Design
client Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar
location Alkmaar, the Netherlands
team Jos and Johan (NB)
photography Pieter Kers

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