Scheepsvaarthuis/Shipping House

Oils on canvas
30 X 40 cm
15.75 x 11.81 inch

2019 Artists┬ęShaun Herron



A painting of a section of the rooftop of one of Amsterdam’s most iconic buildings. In the style of the Amsterdam School (inspired by the Art Nouveau movement) in 1912 architect Van der Mey was appointed by six shipping companies who had joined forces to build a shared head office, intended to exude splendour and strength, from where they can sell tickets for voyages by sea to the Dutch East Indies, Africa and other destinations. This well adorned building is now the 5 star Grand Hotel Amrath. My intention was to apply depth through a thickening of paint towards the foreground, while maintaining applied spontaneity.


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