Bird Louis van Roode

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About the artwork

Louis van Roode was an important artist of the XNUMXs and it is very special that a school in Prince Alexander is in possession of such an important work of art. This abstract Bird of considerable size is an example of the flowing lines and organic forms that Van Roode used as a counterpart to the angular built environment. The glass mosaic shows as a technique the versatility of the artist, who became proficient in various techniques in order to enrich his visual language. The solid material exudes playfulness, air and movement, which suits youth and play. The primary colors return in the new building, in which the work has been relocated. Previously the Bird in front of the window, but after being placed on a wall.

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About the artist

During the Reconstruction period, the Rotterdam artist Louis van Roode (Delft, 1914 - Rotterdam, 1964) often worked on commission for the new architecture. He made many murals and mosaics, which adorned modern architecture, but which also told their own story about nature, culture, man and the cosmos. Major works by his hand have been preserved in Rotterdam, but also in Vlissingen, Eindhoven and The Hague. He can rightly be called one of the greatest wall artists of his time.

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