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The painting ‘The weight of the world, the world awaits’. Has been selected from more then 1000 entry’s to be shown at castle Slot Zeist as part of the Dutch Portrait Price (De Nederlandse Portretprijs)! Earlier -in 2017- another work was selected. It is nice to be part of this again and to see the work shown in a great location with other portraits (50 total, paintings and sculptures).
Opening possibly end of June ’21.
My painting was selected for this nice book, with a lot of contemporary portrait art:
After more then one year, going to several venues in England and Scotland. The ‘Girl without pearl earring’ has returned safely.
The painting was exhibited as part of the BP Portrait award 2019 in the National Portrait Gallery London and Edinburg.
It was a very nice experience to be part of. Thanks to the great model @Faredajohnson, who stated her complexion is ‘the lightest shade of black’.
I will add to this: Vive la difference!
Last month I made a special newsletter about making and acquiring a portrait.
You can read is here:
I had a nice talk with Anneke Oele in my atelier. About the works I made and several other things. It is a sort of introduction or compact showcase of artist working in this region in the city of Groningen.
I am lucky working in an old building from about 1905.
You may read it here -if you can read Dutch that is-
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’ :))
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.