Mart De Houwer, line drawing on canvas


Mart de Houwer dedicated her artistic work to one topic: the line. With her serene drawings in pencil and ink, and working in a movement dominated by male artists, she carved out a unique place in the art world. While some of her little drawings consist over 4000 lines, her larger works have close to half a million lines, created over a period of months. Most of her works stayed in her private possession and were kept in the house and adjacent studio.   Around the time De Houwer started making her drawings, Dutch artist Jan Schoonhoven worked on a similar theme. Trough his drawings he wanted to eliminate the emotion of the artist and come to a quiet state of mind. Like Schoonhoven, Mart de Houwer researches with her line drawings the behaviour of drawing as a technique, by variation of the stroke of the pen on paper find a tranquil space.




more information

Untitled  “, unsigned 

| DIMENSIONS   50 x 60 x 2 cm
| PERIOD   1970’s. / circa 1975-1980
| PROVENANCE   Estate of the artist
| MATERIALS   ink (pen) on canvas
| CONDITION    in good vintage condition
| We ship worldwide and fully insured, more information here.

Please note: This is a unique vintage item and has trace of use/storage and may have cracks/loss of paint.
Artworks are hard to photograph, we tried to get the colors to match the actual artwork. However, some differences may occur. Please take a close look to the photos.

This item was chosen for its unique style and quality.
Want to know why or do you have any other questions, just send us a message!