The oeuvre of Dolf Zwerver is characterized by dreamy, spying paintings. Initially, he was classified by the naive art. In Zwervers work his youth is in Oranjewoud, a world of enchanted gardens, mazes and forests, a recurring decor. The silence of the Rhijnauwen estate at Utrecht is also a source of inspiration. His best known work is Groot Drieluik Sanssouci with dozens of fairy-tale figures and animals, where he worked for a total of ten years of his life.
Featured image: Dolf Zwerver – Rhijnauwen 7uur, 2009 – image courtesy of Juffrmans