A RADIANT SUNRISE - CORNELIS LIESTE
Cornelis Lieste is best known for the brilliant use of light in his paintings. Something that Cornelis undoubtedly learned while he was a student at the studio of Barend Cornelis Koekkoek. Later, however, he formed his own unique style by combining well-balanced panoramic views with very warm and strong backlighting.
This painting is an excellent example of this and was created at the height of his career.
The shadow of the sky is very handsomely reflected in the calm stream in the foreground. The two fishermen in the foreground almost disappear into the landscape and seem to have no choice but to blend in with their surroundings.
Artist: Cornelis Lieste (1817-1861)
Size: 48 x 65
Signed: Bottom right
Material: Oil on panel
Price: 9.000 EUR
Cornelis Lieste (1817 - 1861). Lieste started his education at the 'City Drawing School' in Haarlem, where he was apprenticed to Johannes Reekers. After that he would continue his studies under the care of Nicolaas Johannes Roosenboom.
As early as 1839, Lieste won the honorable first prize at the exhibition for Living Masters called the "great silver medal".
He made study trips to Belgium and Germany. He was best known for his wide-ranging landscapes, often characterized by a relatively low horizon and overwhelming backlight. This also earned him the title "painter of light".
In 1840 Lieste visited Barend Cornelis Koekkoek in Cleves during a trip. Koekkoek had set up his own drawing academy there, which had aroused Lieste's interest.
Cornelis Lieste's work can be found in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the Amsterdam Museum, the Teylers Museum in Haarlem, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam, the Stedelijk Museum Zwolle and the B.C. Koekkoek-Haus in Kleef.