Charley Toorop , " Dinner With Friends " ( Maaltijd Der Vrienden ) , 1 ...
Stockphoto ID: 2240944
File name: ISHdelicHolland44.jpg
Format: film, 35mm
Property release: no Model release: no
Source: photo agency Based in: Turkey
Description: Charley Toorop , " Dinner with Friends " ( Maaltijd der vrienden ) , 1932 1933 . Oil on canvas . The people portrayed here represent merely a fraction of Toorops broad circle of friends . Toorops main intention was to create a group portrait in the tradition of Dutch 17th century Militia Paintings . In 1930s there was great interest in what was seen as the " Dutch identity " ; the paintings of the Golden Age , folklore , traditional costumes and customs . Toorop has portrayed those friends who were available to sit for her at that time . She painted their heads individually and did not concern herself with the relationships between them . Neither has she attempted to render them in a uniform manner ; she has attempted to capture the individual character of each person .