Saturday, 28 November 2015

Har van der Put / Hendrick Goltzius

Hendrick Goltzius
Portrait of Giambologna
crayon, ochre on tinted paper
37 x 30 cm
Teylers Museum Haarlem

To choose an artist from the many great painters who have influenced my work is an impossibility. In fact it would be much easier to make a negative selection...
The paintings of Hendrick Goltzius for example are just not my piece of cake... though I do admire him as a draftsman! 
I've been exclusively painting for the last years but currently I am drawing intensively. 
This portrait depicts the artist Giambologna. It is done precisely and yet full of vivid expression. 
Although my work is going in another direction, for me this drawing of Goltzius remains a beacon of energetic clarity.
Har van der Put, 2015

Har van der Put (NL)
Almost crucified
pencil, ink on graph paper
42 x 30 cm

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Wim Wauman / El Lissitzky

El Lissitzky
circa 1920
mixed media on paper
20 x 25 cm

Wim Wauman (BE)
Indian Summer (The Scenery)
70 x 55 cm

Saturday, 14 November 2015

Margriet Luyten / Andrea Mantegna

Andrea Mantegna
The lamentation over the dead Christ
between circa 1475 and circa 1478
tempera on panel
66 × 81 cm

Margriet Luyten (NL)
Project Ella
2002 - 2005
gum bichromate print
65 x 50 cm
collection Museum van Bommel van Dam, Venlo NL

For three years I have been collecting images of the final phase of my mother’s life, who died on 28-02-2004, at 95 years of age. The photos show the deterioration, the struggle, and the submission. They were printed using the gum bichromate method; this technique suitably expresses the vulnerability, the brittleness of old age. A catalogue of this project has been published.
Margriet Luyten, 2015