Carel Willink was a pioneer of Magic Realism, an avant-garde movement of Dutch modernism closely associated with Surrealism. In this episode of Anatomy of an Artwork, discover how a visit to Italy’s Bomarzo Gardens following the death of his wife inspired a series of paintings featuring monsters, see how Willink drew further inspiration from dream-like images and illusions, and learn how his near-photographic style exudes a sense of mystery and enchantment. ‘De Eeuwige Schreeuw (The Eternal Cry)’ is a highlight of our upcoming Impressionist & Modern Art Day Sale (5 February London). Click here to watch more Sotheby’s videos.
Carel Willink’s Mysterious World of Magic Realism
LONDON | 5 FEBRUARY