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From 1870 Domburg developed into an artist colony. Painters of Domburg include Jan Toorop and Piet Mondrian.
Artists have traditionally roamed Walcheren, attracted by the unspoiled beauty of nature, the special light along the coast and its reflection over the flat land. The rugged dune landscape, the sea and the old forests that line the villages inspired painters, poets, composers and writers. The coastal town of Domburg was the central point. 'Outside it is so beautiful in color, color, color and sun,' sighed the artist Jan Toorop in 1908 during his stay in the seaside resort. From 1870 Domburg developed into an artist colony. The colony flourished with Toorop, who, together with Piet Mondrian, laid the foundation for Dutch luminism. Numerous domestic and foreign painters came to work in Toorop's wake. They were inspired by the environment and the characteristic Zeeland population. The so-called Domburgsche Exhibitions (1911-1921) made the bond between them even closer. The First World War was the beginning of the end for the artists' colony Domburg
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