|Rooster at The Blauwborgje 1927-1928|
He was an important member (and one of the founders) of a Groninger artists collective, called The plough (De ploeg). Jan Altink came up with the name because he wanted to signify that something new had to start and the ground needed to be ploughed, so new ideas could grow.
I saw this painting in the Singer museum in Laren, when I was there last month. I immediately liked it very much. The blauwborgje is the name of a farm just outside the city of Groningen, where the artists of The plough often came together.
I like the colours and I can look at it for a long time, there is something new to be seen every time I see it.