Countryside

Landscapes, Village and City Views

Koolen often left the house to capture landscapes. Not only he was attracted to the Limburg countryside him, but he also found inspiration in France and Italy.

(Click on images to show the works below)

Village on a River

 

This is probably Rocamadour in the Dordogne, France 

The Forester

 

Terworm, courtyard, winter 1962. The forester Mr. Knols - with hat and gun - went out every morning before dawn to inspect the wildlife of the estate and to catch and dispel potential poachers.

 

Impression of the courtyard in summer, pen and crayon

 

 

Near a Barnyard

 

Women sitting in front of her house near a barnyard. In the background two chimneys of a coal mine. 

 

Detail

 

 

A Village Autumn Afternoon

 

 Village street somewhere in the south of Limburg

 

 

Blue Barn

 

On the east side of Terworm there was an old blue barn that served as an apiary. In this typical Limburg scenery this barn is used.

 

A Brook in a Meadow

 

Near Terworm, Geleenbeek, 60 x 50 cm

 

 

Drawing of the same brook near the blue barn (1969)

 

 

French Street

 

Les Baux (Provence, France), probably Rue de la Calade

Below a sketch in ink and crayon

 

 

Village on a Bay

 

La-Trinite-sur-Mer (Bretagne, France), gouache on hardboard, ca. 1952

 

 

Background Sceneries of Portrait Paintings

  

      

 

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