Two circle segments (1978) Leen Droppert

photo Otto Snoek
About the artwork

Since 1978, the square in front of the entrance to the Laurens Simeon and Anna care center has had a large, rugged image of corten steel. Work Two circle segments it is about the ideal cosmic form, a circle that has been broken and comes together again. A constructivist image which, partly due to its dimensions, has a certain expressiveness. The four-meter high artwork was created by artist Leen Droppert and the statue marks the entrance to the care institution. The decorative brickwork to the left of the entrance and the layout of three patios were also part of the assignment that Droppert received at the end of the 1970s for the construction of the nursing home.

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About the artist

Leen Droppert (Vlaardingen, 1930 – Vlaardingen, 2022) studied at the Amsterdam Graphic School during the day and at the Art Academy in Rotterdam in the evenings. From the early 1950s he has been working as a visual artist and spatial designer, often in Rotterdam and the surrounding area. It Geuzen monument (1983) in memory of the Geuzen resistance group on the Markt in Vlaardingen is his best-known work. Droppert completed it in 2008 Flood pile project Vettenoordse Polder also in Vlaardingen: four flood poles, which indicate the water level of the storm surge of 1775. In 2020, the Museum Vlaardingen organized a retrospective exhibition for his ninetieth birthday and seventy years of artistry.

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