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Janus de Winter (1882-1951)
Janus de Winter (1882-1951) - pastel drawing explaining a dream.
Janus De Winter worked in the nineteenth-century tradition of the 'translation' of music into abstract shapes and colors and painted visions, auras 's and dreams. He was a follower of Wassily Kandinsky and developed a variant of lyrical expressionism . He was friends with the Utrecht painter Erich Wichmann . In October 1915 Wichman introduced him to painter and art critic Theo van Doesburg who for a time was very enthousiastic about de Winter's work. De Winter even influenced van Doesburg's work during this period - such as a number of expressive and highly charged pastels and self-portraits of this period including waanhoop (1915).
In 1916 van Doesburg wrote about de Winter:
A friend with the last name 'de Winter' gave me two pastels by Janus de Winter. She had received them from an art collector whom she had nursed in Laren Noord Holland.
Although the name de Winter is very common in Holland, he gave her a number of drawings.