This painting was painted by Melle Johannes Oldeboerrigter (1908 - 1976), the Jeroen Bosch of the Netherlands. A fish with content swims through fertile water. Let your imagination find its course! As a teacher at the Rietveld Academy, he initially had to earn his living. To his disappointment, for a major exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum, ten years after the war, three works were rejected by him. They were found to be unsuitable for children because of the genitals depicted. Then the fence was from the dam and he painted more and more phalluses. For him the symbol of the survival of the world. At first this stood in the way of his fame. Later there were so many assignments that potential buyers had to be put on waiting lists. When the internationally acclaimed art collector named Peggy Guggenheim called him and opened the door he said: "The painter is not at home"! In 1972 the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam awarded him a retrospective exhibition and on the occasion of his hundredth birthday, the Museum of Modern Art in Arnhem organized the largest retrospective of his work. It is extraordinary that Museum Valkenburg can show a triptych and the depicted work from the Van Bommel van Dam collection. The Van Bommel van Dam exhibition can still be seen until 20 January 2019.
In the current exhibition of Bommel van Dam we see the most diverse works. Below we will explain an Armando painting for you: The title of the painting is Paysage Criminel. This painting is thick and roughly painted with white lines. Do we see a carcass with blood in a dark landscape here? We do not know. We have to leave it to our own imagination. Armando, nationally and internationally famous, sold 10 drawings to Maarten van Bommel for 10 guilders (now about € 5). He was very happy with that, because he could buy new material for that. The museum in Amersfoort, named after him, burned off in the nineties and thus all the artworks present. A new Armando museum was opened in 2014 in Oud-Amelisweerd an estate near Bunnik. Armando was a poet, writer, violinist, filmmaker, film actor and artist. He died in 2018. This work and many others from the Van Bommel van Dam collection can still be seen until January 20, 2019.