Eijsden landscapes

After the war Nettie Bromberg wanted to move away from the city. She moved to Maastricht and later on to Eijsden, where from 1954 to 1961 she lived a secluded life. Contacts with the outside world made her nervous, Jan van Lieshout wrote. She did not care about fame or recognition of her work, Paul Bromberg states. In this period she developed her own technique and style.

Her attitude towards life and work was influenced by Spinoza and his follower, Constantin Brunner, who placed the unity, the infinity, the eternity and the absolute of the Creation opposite the relative and the limitedness of human perception thereof. For this reason she did not use any elements that were specific of her time – she wanted to be of all times; timeless, wrote Paul Bromberg.
She did not leave any drawings or paintings of the village life in Eijsden. Nettie Bromberg used to work en plein air in desolate, man-made landscapes, painting flowering orchards, farm land, the hills around Eijdsen and Mesch, and the Steenberg on the banks of the Voer river. Contrary to the timeless landscape of the Israeli desert, we don't find the Eijsden landscape as a background of her portraits.
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