Nardus van de Ven
Pop-up museum: Signs of Freedom
Nardus van de Ven often worked with landscapes and workers' scenes. The subject he depicted in this work from the exhibition Signs of Freedom is the hunger winter. The hunger winter took place during the Second World War in the winter of 1944-1945. There was hardly any food and a shortage of fuel, which left many people starving. Nardus van de Ven's work shows a number of people working on the land. They carry beams and there is a cart in front of them. The gray tones of the work show the dark side of the last months of the Second World War. Given the date of the work, he actually made the work during this hunger winter.
Oil paint on panel
72.5 x 52.5 x 4.0 cm
Museum van Bommel van Dam