Golden age of abstraction

Preface: Henk Klasema, Bergen op Zoom, summer 2004
Over the last fourty years, I have amassed an extensive collection of artworks, which my family and I enjoy very much and which we would like to share with others by way of temporary exhibitions and publications; our collection is in contonuous evolution, so that occasionally works are sold while others are required.The sequential exhibition entiteled The Golden Age of Abstraction: The Postwar Period, currently on display at our spaces in Wouwse Plantage, will show approximately 150 works of abstract art, including works described in this publication.

The 20th century was characterized by the big change from figurative art to abstract creation. Artworks from the postwar period were an invaluable part of this important creative evolution in painting. Colorful or colorless, geometric, expressive and minimal artistic expressions, before the invention of conceptual art, were significant factors in the course of 20th century art. Therefore, we would like to introduce this century as the new Golden Age.

Ms. Claudia Rajlich, Post-Graduate in Art History from Paris, has made an attempt to describe this important period in abstract art, putting the Klasema Art Collection in perspecpective.

The Golden Age of Abstraction

The Golden Age of Abstraction