Lot 581
Indonesian Art Sale Online - 29 August 2019
Pieter Adriaan Jacobus (Piet) Moojen (1879-1955)

A Balinese carving of a Raksasa, possibly a keris holder

signed 'P.AJ Moojen'/ P.A.J.M.' (on the reverse)

oil on canvas, 37,5x27,5 cm

Pieter Adriaan Jacobus ‘Piet’ Moojen (Kloetinge, Goes 1879-Ede 1955) was a Dutch-Indies architect, painter and writer. He studied architecture and painting in Antwerp, and lived and worked in the Dutch East Indies from 1903 to 1929. He was one of the first architects to implement Modernism in the Dutch East Indies. Moojen became widely known for his work on the Dutch entry at the Paris Colonial Exposition in 1931. As a member of the “Commisie van toesicht op het beheer van het land Menteng” (a new urban design developed in the 1910's to become a residential area for Dutch people and high officials), Moojen was influential in designing the town planning for Batavia's Nieuwe Gondangdia garden city (now Menteng). He established the Kunstkring for both Bandung (1904) and Batavia. As a painter he was a member of the Bataviasche Kunstkring and actively participated in exhibitions. Moojen was interested in Indonesian culture, especially the ancient monuments. His ‘Kunst op Bali’ (1926) outlined the ancient Balinese architecture.

Voor deze kunstenaar is volgrecht van toepassing.

€ 100,00
€ 200,00
€ 260,00

Hamerprijs: € 260