Lodewijk Schelfhout (The Hague 1881 – Amstelveen 1943) was a Dutch painter and graphic artist. He also worked as a ceramist, silversmith, glass painter and furniture designer. Schelfhout loved the work of Paul Cézanne and Vincent van Gogh. He is one of the first Dutch painters to be influenced by cubism – mainly driven by Henri Le Fauconnier. He often painted trees, landscapes, nudes, portraits, religious scenes, still lifes.
La provence was painted in 1911 during a 3 months stay in the south of France.
La Provence | Lodewijk Schelfhout
The floor pattern based on La Provence is projected on the 14th floor of Castalia. This is a floor of the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, so the painting used here reflects on these themes. This office floor holds open and closed working places, meeting rooms and a lounge for informal meeting.