White sun
Production date
1921
Collection
Object number
B000074
Material

oil on hardboard

Dimensions
77.0 cm x 90.0 cm x 6.0 cm

In the early 1920’s, Felix De Boeck drastically changes his painting style; some art critics call this new period in the oeuvre of the artist his ‘constructivist period’. In other words, at this moment De Boeck shifts over to the abstract. The abstract works were often seen as the highpoint of De Boeck’s career.
De Boeck, however, never fully abandoned the figurative. The viewer can still always recognise reality in his works of art, equally in White Sun and Heavenly Body as well. The fidelity to what is tangible is symbolised by the frequently prominent presence of a (round) sun or moon in De Boeck’s works of art. They form the bridge between the abstract to reality.
In White Sun (1921), the element of the sun is central by its bright white colour that contrasts with the other rather monochromatic colour palettes (grey and pastel tints) of the painting. The circular form is dominant in the work. In Heavenly Body (1920), from the Mu.ZEE collection, De Boeck also plays with the language of form. Again, the attention of the viewer is directed to the sun or moon element, this time painted in purple.

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