Johannes Josephus Aarts. Part 1B : Salt of the Dutch eart. Woodcuts.

Walking Woman Seen from the Back. Woodcut on paper. Johannes Josephus Aarts (1881-1934).

Throughout both (what I’ve called Parts 1 & 2) periods where his subject matter began with the Dutch farmworkers, dyke workers etc. & moved to a time around 1930-1930 where he drew from popular mythology & his own imagination, Aart consistently used a more graphic, less detailed & more powerful aesthetic, often using a woodcut technique to express himself. This post covers this area of his work.

Ist period woodcuts.

Riding horses in a square. Woodcut on paper. Johannes Josephus Aarts (1881-1934).
Portrait of an unknown girl. Woodcut on handmade Japanese paper. Johannes Josephus Aarts (1881-1934).
Seven women on the street. Woodcut on paper.
Johannes Josephus Aarts (1881-1934).
Two women at a vine. Woodcut on Japanese paper.
Johannes Josephus Aarts (1881-1934).
Man with money pouch. Woodcut on Japanese paper.
Johannes Josephus Aarts (1881-1934).
Worker. Woodcut on Japanese paper.
Johannes Josephus Aarts (1881-1934).
Four workers by the water. Woodcut on Japanese paper.
Johannes Josephus Aarts (1881-1934).
Market scene with men and women. Woodcut on Japanese paper.
Johannes Josephus Aarts (1881-1934).
Two women walking on the street. Woodcut on paper.
Johannes Josephus Aarts (1881-1934).
Worker. Woodcut on Japanese paper.
Johannes Josephus Aarts (1881-1934).

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