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.

145. Paula Thies
146. Elli Slegten
147. Bep van Beek
148. Jan Homan
149. Annica Koot
150. Paul Hugo ten Hoopen
151. Gert Hendriksen
152. Dick Haakman
153. Jan van Kempen
154. Jetty Homan
155. W. Hüliam
156. Max Rädecker

'Sennefer' 1990
Gouache, 61,5 x 47,5 cm,
Signed: 'boomsma '90'
Marijke Boomsma (1946-1992)

Immediately after the purchase of her monograph, years ago, we are going to look for an artwork made by Marijke Boomsma-de Vries: her paintings are intriguing mysteries that yearn to be unraveled. The result is this gouache in enchanting bluegreen and an unfathomably deep indigo-violet (Sennefer blue). Marijkes source of inspiration is the richly decorated tomb of Sennefer, in the early 14th century BC the mayor of Thebes, the current Luxor.

After a trip to Egypt in 1989, the artist became 'completely captivated by the exotic landscape with its impressive remains of mystical culture from the time of the pharaohs. And in her studio in The Hague (...) a series of colourful images grew, in which memory and reality flow into an ecstatic dream, into a vision of eternal life', writes Ed Wingen in Kunstbeeld of June 1992, because of an exhibition at Smelik & Stokking Galleries in The Hague.

With an intense feeling for colours and shapes, Marijke paints a world with hidden figures in a lyric expressionist style. In this work she combines symbols from ancient Egypt with her own notes - what she does more often.

She is born in Zeist and grew up in Indonesia. In the Netherlands she goes through high school and spends the holidays with her parents on Trinidad. At the University of Groningen she studies Spanish and psychology and is a member of the student cabaret led by Seth Gaaikema. She marries physician Pieter Boomsma and lives for several years on Curaçao. She then visits the Free Academy in The Hague and gets lessons from Jan Sierhuis, who has a lot of influence on her development. Between 1976 and 1979 she resides in Oman and is the first woman, who has an exhibition there. She makes etchings of the Sultan Quaboos and his family, which they purchase.

In 1979 the family - with three children in the meantime - re-established themselves in Groningen. Marijke goes through the Academy Minerva, where she graduates cum laude in 1984. After an exhibition at Gallery Naber the Boomsma's move to The Hague.

Every year she exhibits in many places. Akzo, KLM, Centraal Beheer, Swiss Bank and the National Investment Bank are buying work from her. At the age of 46 Marijke dies, an unstoppable creative woman, who has been almost constantly traveling. "Traveling, seeing other cultures, it always attracts me, you escape from middle-class mentality. . ."