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Realism in painting is a movement that is deeply divided in its outlook. It embraces many contradictory aspirations and has generated much controversy even in its own ranks. For these reasons, Wim Blom, who painted in a style which must be called Realist, mistrusts fashion and the vagaries of critical taste. He has succeeded in maintaining his independence from the principal trends that can at present be included under the heading of Realism. Wim Blom’s work is conceived for private contemplation and makes it special appeal to those who wish to savour at close range the artist’s particular way with form, colour, texture and light. If the size of his work invites intimate, meditative inspection, his subject matter - single objects, still life, interiors - extend an analogous invitation. In this patient, selected and passionate search, the realism of his paintings is faithful to the object represented, but it transcends reality and is submerged beneath poetic transformation. Wim Blom’s training as an art historian has made him acutely aware of history, it’s meaning and heritage. The methods of historical research instilled in him have blended with the connoisseurship he acquired as the research curator at the National Gallery of Canada. This conjunction informs his work as a painter. His paintings and drawings represent a quiet, unpublished vanguard of their own, so radically steeped in tradition as to be new and offers a fresh artistic experience. In the context of contemporary art it is fascinating to see how Wim Blom’s exploration of the past produces results with an emphatically modern flavour.
Wim was awarded the Dante Alighieri gold medal by the Fine Arts Society of Florence.
Wim Blom-An empty room  2005 Pencil and yellow wash on paper  13.3 x 27.9 cm (5.25″ x 11″) An empty room  2005 Pencil and yellow wash on paper  13.3 x 27.9 cm (5.25″ x 11″)    AVAILABLE enquire Wim Blom-Shelf with bowl  2015 Oil on canvas 66 x 66 cm
Shelf with bowl 2015 Oil on canvas 66 x 66 cm AVAILABLE inquire
Shelf with a ribbon 2016 Oil on canvas 45.7 x 66cm (18″ x 26″) AVAILABLE inquire
Box with apples 2018 oil on canvas 30 x 56 cm
Box with apples 2018 oil on canvas 30 x 56 cm AVAILABLE inquire
Willem Adriaan Blom-Still life with Nijmegen box 2007 oil on canvas 16” x 24”
Still life with Nijmegen box 2007 oil on canvas 16” x 24” AVAILABLE inquire
Wim Blom-A dry fig tree No. 2  2010  Graphite on paper prepared with gouache  20.3 x 28 cm
Dry fig tree No2 2010 Graphite on paper prepared with gouache 20.3 x 28 cm AVAILABLE inquire
Wim Blom-Receipt for reparations 1802 2006 Collage 20 x 17.5 cm
Receipt for reparations 1802 2006 Collage 17 x 18 cm - frame size 50 x 64 cm AVAILABLE inquire
Wim Blom-Storm over Venice 2008 Collage 14 x 14 cm
Storm over Venice 2008 Collage 15 x 14 cm - Frame size 54 x 47 cm AVAILABLE inquire
Wim Blom- 1773 2006 collage 15 x 18 cm Frame size 38 x 34 cm
1773 2006 collage 15 x 18 cm Frame size 38 x 34 cm AVAILABLE inquire
Wim Blom-Torso  1985 pencil on paper  15 x 15cm  6”x6” inWim Blom-Torso  1985 pencil on paper  15 x 15cm  6”x6” in Wim Blom-Perugia Italy May 1955  water colour  33 x 32cm
Perugia Italy May 1955 water colour 33 x 32 cm framed. Painted in Perugia. AVAILABLE inquire
Wim Blom-Folded cloth 1993 pencil on paper  18 x 19 cmWim Blom-Folded cloth 1993 pencil on paper  18 x 19 cm
Folded hanging cloth 1993 pencil on paper 18 x 19 cm AVAILABLE inquire
Wim Blom - Two suspended leafs 1991
Two suspended leafs 1991 watercolour, ganarle and pencil 33 x 37 cm AVAILABLE inquire
Wim Blom-African woman 1945 crayon on paper  18x 21 cm  10” x 12”  in
African woman 1945 crayon on paper 18 x 21 cm AVAILABLE inquire
Wim Blom-Florenze Italy, water colour and oil  painted in 1955  15" x 12 " in
Wim Blom-Florence Italy, water colour and oil painted in Florence 1955 15" x 12 " in AVAILABLE inquire
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Wim Blom - Venice facade oil on board 1953 40 x 50 cm framed AVAILABLE inquire
Wim Blom - Venice facade 1953  40 x 50 cm
Willem Adriaan Blom (Wim Blom) was born in Germiston, South Africa on the 22nd of February 1927. ( 18th of January 2021) Wim received his Fine Arts MA degrees from the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, and did post-graduate work at the University of Edinburg, Scotland, and at the University of Perugia, Italy. Wim Blom taught at the University of the Witwatersrand and at the Johannesburg School of Art. Trained as an art historian he held the post of Research Curator at the National Gallery of Canada and subsequently that of Curatorial Administrator. After leaving the museum world Wim Blom dedicated himself exclusively to painting. For a number of years he lived in Italy and Spain. Wim Blom was a devoted traveller and an inveterate reader in several languages. Wim Blom’s work is represented in public collections, such as the National Gallery of Canada, the South African National Gallery in numerous corporate and private collections in Canada, France, Great Britain, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, and the U.S.A. Wim Blom has exhibited internationally.

Wim Blom “The Beauty of Stillness”

Wim Blom - Venice facade oil on board 1953 40 x 50 cm framed AVAILABLE inquire
Wim Blom-Two tables with cloth  1971 pencil on paper 15 x 15 cm  Frame size 38 x 41 cm
Two tables with cloth 1971 pencil on paper 15 x 15 cm Frame size 38 x 41 cm framed AVAILABLE inquire
Torso 1985 pencil on paper 15 x 15 cm 6”x6” in framed AVAILABLE inquire
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Wim Blom’s work is precise, of a timeless quality. He adopts an intensely realistic approach

to painting still lifes and images of uninhabited interiors, exploring the intrigue of spaces.

Lamp and plate 2014 Oil on canvas 45.7 x 66 cm (18″ x 26″) AVAILABLE inquire
Wim Blom-Lamp and plate  2014 Oil on canvas  45.7 x 66 cm (18″ x 26″) im Blom-Carapace  2006 Egg tempera on paper  40 x 46 cm
Carapace 2006 Egg tempera on paper 40 x 46 cm AVAILABLE inquire
Wim Blom-Yellow shelf with plate and striped box 2019 oil on canvas 43 x 43 cm-
Yellow shelf with plate and striped box 2019 oil on canvas 43 x 43 cm Wim Bloms last painting. framed AVAILABLE inquire
Still life on a shelf 2017 Oil on panel 66 x 76.2 cm (26″ x 30″) AVAILABLE inquire

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Wim Blom-Still life on a shelf  2017 Oil on panel  66 x 76.2 cm (26″ x 30″) Closed cupboard 2015. Oil on canvas 56 x 56 cm framed AVAILABLE  inquire

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Wim was awarded the Dante Alighieri gold medal by the Fine Arts Society of Florence.
Realism in painting is a movement that is deeply divided in its outlook. It embraces many contradictory aspirations and has generated much controversy even in its own ranks. For these reasons, Wim Blom, who painted in a style which must be called Realist, mistrusts fashion and the vagaries of critical taste. He has succeeded in maintaining his independence from the principal trends that can at present be included under the heading of Realism. Wim Blom’s work is conceived for private contemplation and makes it special appeal to those who wish to savour at close range the artist’s particular way with form, colour, texture and light. If the size of his work invites intimate, meditative inspection, his subject matter - single objects, still life, interiors - extend an analogous invitation. In this patient, selected and passionate search, the realism of his paintings is faithful to the object represented, but it transcends reality and is submerged beneath poetic transformation. Wim Blom’s training as an art historian has made him acutely aware of history, it’s meaning and heritage. The methods of historical research instilled in him have blended with the connoisseurship he acquired as the research curator at the National Gallery of Canada. This conjunction informs his work as a painter. His paintings and drawings represent a quiet, unpublished vanguard of their own, so radically steeped in tradition as to be new and offers a fresh artistic experience. In the context of contemporary art it is fascinating to see how Wim Blom’s exploration of the past produces results with an emphatically modern flavour.
Wim Blom-Shelf with bowl  2015 Oil on canvas 66 x 66 cm
Shelf with bowl 2015 Oil on canvas 66 x 66 cm AVAILABLE inquire
Shelf with a ribbon 2016 Oil on canvas 45.7 x 66cm (18″ x 26″) AVAILABLE inquire
Box with apples 2018 oil on canvas 30 x 56 cm
Box with apples 2018 oil on canvas 30 x 56 cm AVAILABLE inquire
Wim Blom-A dry fig tree No. 2  2010  Graphite on paper prepared with gouache  20.3 x 28 cm
Dry fig tree No2 2010 Graphite on paper prepared with gouache 20.3 x 28 cm AVAILABLE inquire
Wim Blom-Perugia Italy May 1955  water colour  33 x 32cm
Perugia Italy May 1955 water colour 33 x 32 cm framed. Painted in Perugia. AVAILABLE inquire
Wim Blom - Two suspended leafs 1991
Two suspended leafs 1991 watercolour, ganarle and pencil 33 x 37 cm AVAILABLE inquire
Wim Blom-Florenze Italy, water colour and oil  painted in 1955  15" x 12 " in
Wim Blom-Florence Italy, water colour and oil painted in Florence 1955 15" x 12 " in AVAILABLE inquire
Wim Blom - Venice facade oil on board 1953 40 x 50 cm AVAILABLE inquire
Wim Blom-Torso  1985 pencil on paper  15 x 15cm  6”x6” inWim Blom-Torso  1985 pencil on paper  15 x 15cm  6”x6” in Wim Blom-Folded cloth 1993 pencil on paper  18 x 19 cmWim Blom-Folded cloth 1993 pencil on paper  18 x 19 cm Wim Blom-African woman 1945 crayon on paper  18x 21 cm  10” x 12”  in
African woman 1945 crayon on paper 18 x 21 cm AVAILABLE inquire
Wim Blom-Two tables with cloth  1971 pencil on paper 15 x 15 cm  Frame size 38 x 41 cm
Two tables with cloth 1971 pencil on paper 15 x 15 cm Frame size 38 x 41 cm framed AVAILABLE inquire
Torso 1985 pencil on paper 15 x 15 cm 6”x6” in framed AVAILABLE inquire
Folded hanging cloth 1993 pencil on paper 18 x 19 cm AVAILABLE inquire
Wim Blom-An empty room  2005 Pencil and yellow wash on paper  13.3 x 27.9 cm (5.25″ x 11″) An empty room  2005 Pencil and yellow wash on paper   13.3 x 27.9 cm (5.25″ x 11″)    AVAILABLE enquire Wim Blom-Storm over Venice 2008 Collage 14 x 14 cm
Storm over Venice 2008 Collage 15 x 14 cm - Frame size 54 x 47 cm AVAILABLE inquire
Wim Blom- 1773 2006 collage 15 x 18 cm Frame size 38 x 34 cm
1773 2006 collage 15 x 18 cm Frame size 38 x 34 cm AVAILABLE inquire
Wim Blom-Receipt for reparations 1802 2006 Collage 20 x 17.5 cm
Receipt for reparations 1802 2006 Collage 17 x 18 cm - frame size 50 x 64 cm AVAILABLE inquire
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Visit : www.wimblom.ca to explore the works of this exceptional world renowned artist.
Wim was born in Germiston, South Africa on the 22nd of February 1927. ( 18 January 2021) Wim received his Fine Arts MA degrees from the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, and did post-graduate work at the University of Edinburg, Scotland, and at the University of Perugia, Italy. Wim Blom taught at the University of the Witwatersrand and at the Johannesburg School of Art. Trained as an art historian he held the post of Research Curator at the National Gallery of Canada and subsequently that of Curatorial Administrator. After leaving the museum world Wim Blom dedicated himself exclusively to painting. For a number of years he lived in Italy and Spain. Wim Blom was a devoted traveller and an inveterate reader in several languages. Wim Blom’s work is represented in public collections, such as the National Gallery of Canada, the South African National Gallery in numerous corporate and private collections in Canada, France, Great Britain, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, and the U.S.A. Wim Blom has exhibited internationally.

Wim Blom “The Beauty of Stillness”

Willem Adriaan Blom-Still life with Nijmegen box 2007 oil on canvas 16” x 24”
Still life with Nijmegen box 2007 oil on canvas 16” x 24” AVAILABLE inquire
Wim Blom - Venice facade oil on board 1953 40 x 50 cm AVAILABLE inquire
Wim Blom - Venice facade 1953  40 x 50 cm
CONTACT

Newman Hartman & Associates

Closed cupboard 2015. Oil on canvas 56 x 56 cm framed  AVAILABLE inquire
Lamp and plate 2014 Oil on canvas 45.7 x 66 cm (18″ x 26″) AVAILABLE inquire
Wim Blom-Lamp and plate  2014 Oil on canvas  45.7 x 66 cm (18″ x 26″) im Blom-Carapace  2006 Egg tempera on paper  40 x 46 cm
Carapace 2006 Egg tempera on paper 40 x 46 cm AVAILABLE inquire
Wim Blom-Yellow shelf with plate and striped box 2019 oil on canvas 43 x 43 cm-
Yellow shelf with plate and striped box 2019 oil on canvas 43 x 43 cm Wim Bloms last painting. AVAILABLE inquire
Still life on a shelf 2017 Oil on panel 66x76.2 cm (26″ x 30″) AVAILABLE inquire
Wim Blom-Still life on a shelf  2017 Oil on panel  66 x 76.2 cm (26″ x 30″)