Kunstaankopen, kunstbehoud, monografieën, exposities
Frans & Kapma Foundation


There is so much marvellous art in this world. Art that wanders through
thoughts and the stories behind the thoughts. Here is a first impression
of art that fascinates us.

Discover the artists represented in the FRANS & KAPMA COLLECTION.

109. Helen Martina
110. Chris Soer
111. Ada Stel
112. F.A. Mooy
113. Nico van Rijn
114. Jack Jefferys
115. Laetitia de Haas
116. Willem van den Berg
117. Aris Knikker
118. Herman Bieling
119. János Bittenbinder
120. Cornelis Vreedenburgh

'Vista onto balcony', 1987,
Oil on canvas, 30 x 23 cm,
Signed: lower middle 'laetitia de haas 87'
Laetitia de Haas (1948)

"I'm always looking for nice places that appeal to me and inspire me," Laetitia de Haas says when we speak with her during an exhibition. Gardens and courtyards - pleasure grounds because of blooming rose bows and geometrically pruned Buxus hedges - are favorite subjects. She also likes to paint romantic interiors and vistas in gardens, houses and landscapes. 'The remains of human activity, such as chairs, tables, tea things, suggest their presence. This creates a harmony of things', says Margot Fretz of the artists' society De Ploegh (of which De Haas is a member) on the website of the artist.

Indeed, people are consequently missing in the art works of Laetitia de Haas. Reviewers write that her paintings give the impression that every moment a person can appear. 'They are tangibly present, but not physically.' We would like to go a step further: her scenes exude a pleasant rest, a nostalgic longing, a grand harmony with beautiful dinnerware, beautifully arranged flowers and antique jugs as atmospherics, so there is a desire to stay in that atmosphere. . .

Laetitia de Haas is born in Voorburg in 1948 as the daughter of artist Willy Belinfante. After she graduated at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam (1965-1969) she continues to live and work in the capital. She makes in a distinctive, somewhat naive and serene, figurative style, in particular oil paintings and etchings. For her extensive graphic work she receives the Prix Francois 1 in 1986. Because of the dreamy, idyllic atmosphere it is not surprising that there are numerous printed greeting cards of her work, which are available over the internet. 'In the seemingly inconspicuous she knows to discover the fascinating,' so a striking characterization of a reviewer.

On our oil painting 'Vista onto balcony' of 1987 she has in soft, natural colours exuberant blooming roses and hydrangea flowers laid down in a green environment. The two bowls and cherries on the table doing presume a love couple, located behind the viewer. The whole looks peaceful and intimate. Some twenty years later she uses more intense colours, but her work remains a joy to watch.

Laetitia de Haas has exhibited worldwide, domestically often with her mother and her husband (Hendrik Jan Visser).
Also view: www.laetitiadehaas.exto.nl