Wilhelmus de Zwart, (1862 The Hague – 1931 The Hague) was a Dutch painter, engraver, watercolorist, with many connections to the Hague School and later associated with the Amsterdam Impressionism movement. His work has a wide range of subjects: landscapes, cityscapes, portraits and still life, rendered in a naturalistic or impressionist style. In his choice of subjects belonged to the Hague School and in his style and his exuberant use of color to the school of Amsterdam Impressionism.
De Zwart painted his landscapes, figure paintings and still lifes with smooth, bold brushstrokes. He applied the paint thickly, sometimes straight from the tube, with bright colors, exuberant reds, yellows and blues, giving his paintings special vibrancy.
De Hooiwagen was painted between 1885 and 1931.
Hooiwagen | Willem de Zwart
De Hooiwagen is projected on the 9th floor of Helicon. This is a floor of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment, so the painting used here reflects on these themes. The floor holds open and closed working places, a meeting room and a lounge for informal meeting.