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.  

Articles by Michel

Surrealism

The Surrealistic World of Dora Maar

The name Dora Maar reminds most people of Pablo Picasso. But apart from being his muse and lover, she was first and foremost an ambitious and...

Michel Rutten 18 November 2022

Women Artists

Lee Krasner, Much More than a Muse

Lee Krasner (1908–1984) is better known as Jackson Pollock’s muse and wife, but lately art critics have recognized her reputation as an artist in...

Michel Rutten 15 October 2022

Art State of Mind

Last Days of Summer in Art

The end of summer is approaching and these last days of sunshine create a kind of melancholic feeling. You would probably like to reflect on the past...

Michel Rutten 31 August 2022

Expressionism

David Bowie: From Popstar to Neo-Expressionist Painter

Most people know David Bowie as a pop star and performer, but do you know his secret talent? He embraced the fine arts as well as music, and...

Michel Rutten 13 August 2022

Contemporary Art

Disney Figures in Art That Make You Think Twice

Who doesn’t like Disney characters? They are cute, sweet, and adorable. They also represent an ideal image and simplify our world view.

Michel Rutten 23 May 2022

Contemporary Art

Contemporary Art. Made in China

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.

Michel Rutten 14 June 2021

The Landscape Paintings of Maki Na Kamura

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...

Michel Rutten 12 April 2021

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

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...

Michel Rutten 25 February 2021

Baroque

Adriaen Brouwer, Painter of Emotions

The work of the Flemish Baroque painter Adriaen Brouwer excels in innovation and daring. His folk scenes, often showing drunkards and smokers in...

Michel Rutten 23 October 2020

Artist Stories

Quarantine Times: These Artists Performed at Their Best Alone

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...

Michel Rutten 25 April 2020