Jan Altink (Groningen October 1885 – December 1971) was one of the most versatile artists of the Dutch Expressionism. In 1918, he was a cofounder of the artists’ association and movement De Ploeg. It was named in reference to breaking new ground. He used expressionism’s strong and intense color palette. He was emotionally connected to Groningen’s landscapes.
Het groene Reitdiep was painted in 1939.
Het groene Reitdiep | Jan Altink
The floor pattern based on Het groene Reitdiep is projected on the 8th floor of Helicon. This is a floor of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment, 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.