- expo: Blue at gallery Paterswolde
- expo: Groninger Notities at gallery Ruigewaert (Corsican Pig can be seen there)
- Link to interview Artmoire
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Our next guest (born 1976) is a professional artist living in Groningen, the Netherlands. He creates figurative art, mostly oil paintings. Before this, he studied and worked as a psychologist. Bas’ art allows us to give free rein to our own imagination. His art is capable of enveloping us in a world between what is and what is not. It is becoming entrapped in a moment where you can see how each subtle brushstroke gives more than one story to tell and somehow or another you are a witness to this all. His works of art allows us to step before an entrance that contains an array of tales and each one deserves one’s attention. In all, his works of art have a certain freedom to them that simply invite you for more.
Drents Museum Assen
I painted live at the Drents Museum, three days to study on Antonio Mancini’s ‘Lo Studio’.
* A short interview about it after the first day on RTV Drenthe radio: (listen from 46′ 40”) here
* a short film was made 25-9 about it at my third day there, also by RTV Drenthe: see it here
Painting live from a masterpainting in a museum was a thrilling experience! I asked permission to do this at the Drents Museum Assen. They had the Italian exposition Sprezzatura in which Mancini was shown with several works.
I asked for three days to study his painting ‘Lo Studio’ (at the study), and this was allowed. They were very enthousiastic about this. I was the first who painted this way there. The first day was on mondays when the museum was closed, so I was practically alone in there with all the nice paintings. I mostly focussed on the painting itself though.
See the result below after three days: (now I have my own Mancini to look at ‘sort off’ :))
I have made a specific page for painting on FB, follow me if you want to be kept updated! Thanks, Bas
You can visit it here:
This painting was on display in London. It is a fairly small square painting (or diamond) of a lady in red oilpaint. about 40×40 cm in gold frame.
The interviewed the participants and this can be found here. There are two parts to be found. My part is at the bottom of part 1.
Yesterday was the sixth episode of ‘ Sterren op het doek ‘ a Dutch television show. A famous person (unknown) to the painters upfront is depicted bij three artists.
The quest: Maarten van Rossem, chose my painting! The other two are being auctioned for charity.
This painting -oil on linen- measures 120 cm x 60 cm.
Drents Museum Assen
Bij grote musea zoals het Louvre in Parijs is het een bekend fenomeen: kunstenaars die het werk van grote meesters kopiëren in de museumzaal.
In deze traditie ontvingen wij gisteren kunstenaar Bas Nijenhuis om zijn favoriete werk van Antonio Mancini na te schilderen.
Na zijn bezoek aan #Sprezzatura, vroeg Bas of hij in de zaal mocht schilderen. Het grote voordeel van schilderen in het museum, is dat je het werk zo veel beter ziet dan op een afbeelding.
Gisteren is Bas begonnen aan zijn werk – zonder publiek. Op 18 en 25 september is hij er weer en dan mogen bezoekers meekijken.
of vanaf 46′ 40” hier.