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Robert Doesburg, 1945 | Square style painter


Dutch painter🎨 Robert Doesburg is playing with styles, colours and light. He is working out of his feeling and intuition.
His speciality is the square style.


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Dutch Artists | Sitemap


Dutch art describes the history of visual arts in the Netherlands, after the United Provinces separated from Flanders. Earlier painting in the area is covered in Early Netherlandish painting and Dutch and Flemish Renaissance painting.
The history of Dutch art is dominated by the Dutch Golden Age painting, mostly of about 1620-1680, when a very distinct style and new types of painting were developed, though still keeping close links with Flemish Baroque painting.


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Jacob van Velsen (1597-1656) | Dutch Golden Age painter


Jacob Jansz. van Velsen was a Dutch🎨 Golden Age painter. Little is known about the painter's life. He lived his entire life in Delft, but died in Amsterdam.
He was the son of Jan Jacobsz van Velsen and Janntegen Jansdr van der Hooch. April 18, 1625 he became a member of the Delft Saint Luke Guild.


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Abraham Bloemaert (1564-1651) | Mannerist painter


Abraham Bloemaert, (born Dec. 25, 1564, Gorinchem [now in the Netherlands]-died Jan. 27, 1651, Utrecht, Neth.), influential Dutch Mannerist painter🎨 and engraver.
Bloemaert studied at Utrecht under eminent painters, spent three years in Paris, and then returned to settle finally at Utrecht, where he became dean of the Guild of St. Luke.


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Veduta | Il Vedutismo

Johannes Vermeer🎨 (Dutch Baroque Era painter, 1632-1675) | View of Delft, 1660-1661 | Mauritshuis, The-Hague

A veduta (Italian for "view"; plural vedute) is a highly detailed, usually large-scale painting or, more often, print of a cityscape or some other vista. The painters of vedute are referred to as vedutisti.
This genre of landscape originated in Flanders, where artists such as Paul Bril painted vedute as early as the 16th century.
In the 17th century, Dutch painters🎨 made a specialty of detailed and accurate recognizable city and landscapes that appealed to the sense of local pride of the wealthy Dutch middle class.
An archetypal example is Johannes Vermeer's🎨 View of Delft.


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Kieta Nuij, 1960 | Abstract sculptor


Dutch artist🎨 Kieta Nuij was born in Heerlen in the south of the Netherlands. She is a graduate of the Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts. She started working as an artist - she became a sculptor🎨 in 1984, just after graduating. Initially, she worked in clay, and now she has been creating bronze sculptures for over 25 years.
Characteristic for her art is the use of materials marked by the destructive effects of time - pieces of material, ropes, wood.


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Zig Ziglar: "Non esiste un ascensore per il successo.."


"Non esiste un ascensore per il successo, devi prendere le scale!"
"There is no elevator to success, you have to take the stairs!"
-Zig Ziglar (1926-2012) Scrittore e speaker motivazionale statunitense.


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Nicolaes Maes | Baroque Era painter


Nicolaes Maes, also spelled Nicolaas Maas, (baptized January 1634, Dordrecht, Netherlands - died December 1693, Amsterdam), Dutch Baroque painter🎨 of genre🎨 and portraits who was a follower of Rembrandt.
In about 1650 Maes went to Amsterdam, where he studied with Rembrandt.
Before his return to Dordrecht in 1654, Maes painted a few Rembrandtesque genre pictures as well as a biblical scene with life-size figures in deep glowing colours (Christ Blessing the Children, 1652-53; originally attributed to Rembrandt🎨).


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Rembrandt | Quotes / Aforismi

  • Try to put well in practice what you already know; and in so doing, you will in good time, discover the hidden things which you now inquire about. Practice what you know, and it will help to make clear what now you do not know.
  • Prova a mettere bene in pratica quello che già sai; così facendo sarai sempre in tempo, e scoprirai le cose nascoste che ora stai cercando. Metti in pratica quello che sai, e ciò ti aiuterà a rendere chiaro ciò che ora non conosci.

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Gerard ter Borch | Genre painter

Gerard ter Borch🎨 (1617-1681) was an influential and pioneering Dutch genre painter🎨 who lived in the Dutch Golden Age.
He influenced fellow Dutch painters🎨 Gabriel Metsu, Gerrit Dou🎨, Eglon van der Neer and Johannes Vermeer🎨.
According to Arthur K. Wheelock Jr., Ter Borch “established a new framework for subject matter, taking people into the sanctum of the home”, showing the figures’ uncertainties and expertly hinting at their inner lives.
His influence as a painter, however, was later surpassed by Vermeer🎨.

For biographical notes -in english and italian- and other works by Borch see:


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Vincent van Gogh | Wheatfield under Thunderclouds, 1890

Landscapes inspired overwhelming, but also very complex emotions in Vincent van Gogh🎨 (1853-1890).
The paintings of wheatfields are an expression of extreme sadness and loneliness, while they at the same time embody the strength he derived from them.
In 1890, an emotionally unsettled, humorless and argumentative Van Gogh was sent by his brother to the rural French city of Auberge Ravoux where he lived under the care and supervision of Dr. Cachet.
For almost three months until his death on July 29th of that year Van Gogh made about 70 paintings, thirteen of which focused on the wheat harvest from the middle of late July.



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Van Gogh | Butterflies series

Butterflies is a series paintings made by Vincent van Gogh🎨 in 1889 and 1890.
Van Gogh made at least four paintings of butterflies and one of a moth.
The metamorphosis of the caterpillar into a butterfly was symbolic to Van Gogh of men and women's capability for transformation.

Vincent van Gogh | Butterflies and Poppies | Van Gogh Museum


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Johannes Vermeer | Baroque Era painter

The life and art of Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675) are closely associated with the city of Delft.
He was born in Delft in 1632 and lived there until his death in 1675. His father, Reynier Vermeer, was a silk weaver who produced caffa, a fine satin fabric, but in 1631 he also registered in the Saint Luke’s Guild in Delft as a master art dealer.
By 1641 he was sufficiently prosperous to purchase a large house, the “Mechelen”, which contained an inn on the market square in Delft and from which he probably also sold paintings.
When Reynier died in 1652 Johannes apparently inherited his business.
By that time he must have already decided on a career as a painter. It is assumed that he trained in Delft, perhaps with Leonard Bramer (Dutch, 1596-1674), who seems to have had close associations with Vermeer’s family, or with Carel Fabritius (Dutch, c. 1622-1654).



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Johannes Vermeer | The Girl with a Pearl Earring, 1665

Girl with a Pearl Earring / Meisje met de parel is Vermeer’s most famous painting.
It is not a portrait, but a ‘tronie’ - a painting of an imaginary figure. Tronies depict a certain type or character; in this case a girl in exotic dress, wearing an oriental turban and an improbably large pearl in her ear.
Johannes Vermeer was the master of light. This is shown here in the softness of the girl’s face and the glimmers of light on her moist lips. And of course, the shining pearl. | © Mauritshuis Museum in Hague



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Gerard van Honthorst (1590-1656) | Baroque Era painter

Gerard van Honthorst (1590-1656) became one of the main Dutch🎨 followers of Caravaggio, whose style he popularised in Holland on his return from a stay in Rome, 1610-20.
With paintings such as 'Christ before the High Priest🎨' he became one of the few Dutch painters to achieve international fame.
Honthorst was born in Utrecht, probably the son of Herman Gerritsz. van Honthorst, a painter of tapestry cartoons.
He trained with Bloemaert, the leading local painter, before travelling to Rome. After his return to Utrecht in 1620, he turned from mainly religious to Arcadian and domestic subjects and portraits. He popularised candle-light scenes.



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Hendrick Goltzius | Mannerist painter

Hendrik Goltzius, (born 1558, Mulebrecht, Neth. - died Jan. 1, 1617, Haarlem), printmaker and painter, the leading figure of the Mannerist school🎨 of Dutch🎨 engravers.
Through his engravings, he helped to introduce the style of such artists as Bartholomaeus Spranger🎨 and Annibale Carracci🎨 to the northern Netherlands.
Goltzius’s great-grandfather and grandfather were both painters, and his father was a stained-glass painter. He was taught the art by his father as a child and was then instructed in copperplate engraving by Dirck Volckertszoon Coornhert in Haarlem.
Goltzius’s marriage in 1579 to Margaretha Jansdr., a rich widow, enabled him to set up an independent business in Haarlem, where he spent the rest of his life except for a tour of Germany and Italy in 1590. Owing to his technical facility, he developed into one of the great masters of engraving in Holland.



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Kenne Gregoire, 1951 | New realism Painter / Sculptor

Dutch artist🎨 Kenne Grégoire has studied at the State Academy of Fine Arts in Amsterdam from 1967-1973.
In 1973 he won the Silver Prix de Rome.
At the invitation of the Italian Ministry of Culture in 1976 he made a study trip to Italy. Kennedale is nominated for the project Beacons on the water of the center Visual Arts Ontario i.s.m. HSRO.
Amongst the work of Kenne Grégoire we may find still lifes, but also buildings, landscapes and theatre scenes from the Commedia dell'Arte. There is beauty, but also sadness, decay and deterioration.



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Bartholomaeus Spranger | Mannerist painter

Bartholomaeus Spranger, also spelled Bartholomeus Sprangers, orSprangerson, (born March 21, 1546, Antwerp, Hapsburg Netherlands - died August 1611, Prague), Antwerp painter noted for his paintings of nudes executed in the late Mannerist style🎨. In his efforts to develop a Northern artistic canon of the human figure, Spranger employed mannered poses, slender, elongated bodies, and a gleaming, brittle texture in his work. The figures smile invitingly, and the influence of Parmigianino🎨 and Correggio🎨 is evident in their voluptuous contours.
Spranger went to Italy in 1567 and during a 10-year period spent in Rome and Parma, he assisted in completing an interrupted fresco project. Later, while working in Paris (c. 1565), he was influenced by the work of Francesco Primaticcio and Niccolò dell’ Abbate.
He returned to Rome in 1567 and became an assistant to Taddeo Zuccari, later working in Vienna for the emperor Maximilian II.
In 1581 he was appointed court painter in Prague by the emperor Rudolf II, and he remained in that city thereafter. The engraver Hendrik Goltzius made popular copies of Spranger’s work, resulting in their becoming widely known. | © Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc.



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Robert Doesburg, 1945 | Abstract painter


Robert Doesburg🎨:"I was born in Rotterdam in the Netherlands. Painted all my life, but full time since 1995.
My speciality is the Square style. I developed this style myself. Working in this style gives me all the opportunities of using much more colours. Showing surprising effects and sparkling images, independent of the subject.


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Johannes Vermeer | The Milkmaid /La Lattaia, c. 1657-1658

The Milkmaid was painted by Johannes Vermeer in about 1657-58. The small picture (18 x 16 1/8 in., or 45.5 x 41 cm) could be described as one of the last works of the Delft artist’s formative years (ca. 1654-58), during which he adopted various subjects and styles from other painters and at the same time introduced effects based on direct observation and an exceptionally refined artistic sensibility.
Influenced by the detailed realism of Gerrit Dou (1613-1675) and his followers in Leiden, Vermeer created his most illusionistic image in The Milkmaid (Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, SK-A-2344).



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