Huub Adelheid Kortekaas bronze sculpture Netherlands 1971





This stunning bronze sculpture, created by Kortekaas and Adelheid in the Netherlands in 1971 captures the essence of a mother and child in an abstract form. It’s a truly wonderful piece of art, full of emotion. Beautiful sculptured piece.


After their marriage in 1969, Huub and Adelheid Kortekaas formed a Dutch artist duo. Huub Kortekaas was born in 1935 in Westland as the son of a horticulturist. He initially chose the profession of teacher, but at the age of twenty-five he made his first sculpture, of Erasmus, for Radboud University Nijmegen. Between 1960 and 1964 he worked in the Oude Toren in Winssen and in 1965 he moved to Doddendaal Castle in Ewijk. Adelheid van Swelm, born in Nijmegen in 1947, studied garden architecture. In 1970 their first joint art project, De Engelenkring, was created, a circle of large polyester plastics. Since 1974, the plant as a metaphor for humans has been central to their work.


In 1999 they built De Tempelhof. Since 2002 they have been working on The Spiritual Garden, a representation of the five world religions. The Anima Mundi project, initiated in 1984, is also still in development. A major project of theirs that has already been completed is The Unifying Spiritual Field of the World (1991). In between these major projects they made many monumental sculptures, which were often made of Corten steel. Their works can mainly be found in the Netherlands, but also in Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, France, England, Dubai and Palestine. The philosophy behind their work was expressed in 2012 in the Manifesto Utopia: Life as a Work of Art.

Designer: Huub & Adelheid Kortekaas
Type: Sculpture
Manufacturer: Unknown
Year: 1971
Country: Netherlands
Materials: Bronze
Condition: Very good
Height: 25 cm
Width: 12 cm
Depth: 10 cm
Item nr: MID

Holland / Belgium: € Free
Europe: € 75 - 150
Outside Europe: € 150 - 250

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