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Michel Rutten

I believe that art makes us better people and gives us many ways of reflexion on the world of today, past and future. I am amazed and look every time through the eyes of a child. That makes me an art lover and a big admirer of Pablo Picasso. I enjoy visiting art galleries and take at least 40 different looks at the same work of art. 

    Stories By Michel Rutten

    • Chinese art

      Contemporary Art. Made in China.

      By June 14, 2021

      Chinese art is booming. The country has been experiencing a major economic uplift for more than a decade and you can feel that in the art world too. China has more artists than ever, and they...

    • 21st century

      The Landscape Paintings of Maki Na Kamura

      By April 12, 2021

      My first encounter with Maki Na Kamura‘s art left me perplexed with what exactly the German-based, Japanese artist was intending to show her viewers in her paintings. Although I was confused by the subject matter of...

    • 20th century

      Brothers in Arts: Afro-American Artists Charles White and Kerry J. Marshall

      By February 25, 2021

      In 2019 the auction house Sotheby’s sold Kerry James Marshall’s painting Vignette 19 for $16 million. That’s a lot of money for a work by a living artist. But last year the same artist did even better....

    • Artist

      David Bowie, from Popstar to Neo-expressionist Painter

      By January 8, 2021

      Most people know David Bowie as a popstar and performer, but do you know his secret talent? He embraced the fine arts as well as music, performing arts and was also very passionate about painting. To...

    • Artists' Stories

      Adriaen Brouwer, Painter of Emotions

      By October 23, 2020

      The work of the Flemish Baroque painter Adriaen Brouwer excels in innovation and daring. His folk scenes, often showing drunkards and smokers in pubs, in which he emphasized the emotions of the portrayed, were extremely rare...

    • 20th century

      Lee Krasner, Much More than a Muse

      By August 6, 2020

      Lee Krasner (1908–1984) is better known as Jackson Pollock’s muse, but lately art critics have recognised her reputation as an artist in her own right. Since 2018, a retrospective of her work has been on tour....

    • Art State of Mind

      Quarantine Times: These Artists Performed at Their Best Alone

      By April 25, 2020

      Most of us don’t escape the obligation of some kind of quarantine in these corona-driven times. Social distancing and isolation are keywords in press. It gives us an unexpected time for reflection. But what about artists?...

    • dailyart

      Ulay: Pioneer of Performance Art

      By March 12, 2020

      The German performance artist Ulay became known as half of the symbiotic duo Marina Abramovic – Ulay. While Abramovic became the big star, Ulay always kept experimenting and did not shy away from radical actions. Ulay...

    • Art State of Mind

      How Artworks Can Suffer. The Forbidden City Case and More

      By January 30, 2020

      Recently, on Monday, January 20th, two Chinese women drove their Mercedes SUV into the Forbidden City in Beijing. That event created quite a controversy. The least you can say is that it is daring and very...

    • Contemporary Art

      Vincent van Gogh Revisited: Art of Hope Gangloff

      By November 20, 2019

      The American artist Hope Gangloff (born in 1974) made several landscape paintings this year, some of which are reminiscent of Vincent van Gogh’s work. Her lively use of color and her tangled brushwork are probably the...

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