Josef Ongenae

Belgian 1921 - 1993

Joseph Ongenae met Jan Cox during the Second World War, who taught him painting. Following Kandinsky's theories, he made as theosopher his first abstract works. After the War, when he moved to Amsterdam, he became inspired by Mondriaan and made fully abstract works, following the strict rules of horizontal and vertical lines.

After 1955, his work consisted only of colored squares, triangles and rectangles, set on a monochrome backdrop. Compositions were made following the analogies of music such as Jazz, Bepop and Indian music.

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zonder titel, 1952

zonder titel, 1952

oil on panel
56 x 56 cm

Artworks

zonder titel, 1952

zonder titel, 1952

oil on panel
56 x 56 cm
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Vedanta no. 1, 1955 - 65

Vedanta no. 1, 1955 - 65

oil on panel
54 x 99 cm
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Shakti I, 1975

Shakti I, 1975

oil on panel
116 x 116 cm
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