...but these drawings are the antidote: in spite of all modernisms part of us still breaths Renaissance.

Have you ever been in love? (I have, with S., E. and F. – not at the same time, fortunately.) And did you visit Tuscany then? (I did, with S. and F.) And did you drive around on a Vespa? (If I drive around on a Vespa, my love sitting behind, we end up in a Chianti ditch and spend the rest of our holiday in San Casciano’s hospital.) No, seriously: please do. Do, do, do. Fall, be in love in the Tuscan hills, it doesn’t get any better than that. It’s cliché, I know, - but there’s a reason for the obstinacy of clichés. Just try. These thoughts pass my mind while looking at Anouk Bijsterbosch’s drawings. She’s studying at the Florence Academy. Couple of days ago she was painting in the Florentine countryside, near the walls of Fiesole. (Read ‘A room with a view’, by E.M. Forster.) Btw don’t pass there on a Vespa: the hill is high and the ditches deep. Back to the drawings: after a busy day I come home, sit down, look at them. Meditate. It feels like coming home twice. I know, i know, we’ve had modernism, and then post(post)(post)modernism. And then even post services modernized, can you imagine? Postman Pat obliged to wear a helmet: that was the beginning of the end. (Drive with Postman Pat through the hills: no accidents will happen.) Moral values shifting, cynicism setting in like winter. Turmoil. But these drawings are the antidote: in spite of all modernisms part of us still breaths Renaissance. And we stand in awe of the mastery of course: once there was the child Anouk, drawing her first shaky line, and now… Look at her now. Harmony. Wonder. @anoukbijsterbosch /// In a week or two, dear readers, we’ll come up with some in depth interviews. Lazy talks about life, art and everything human. For the first one we visit London: Peter D’Alessandri. #untitledxxi #firenzeart #emforster #aroomwithaview #postmanpat #renaissanceart #artinterview #artcommunityofinstagram #artstories  #vespaworld #fiesole #renaissancedrawing

20 July 2018 | by Erik @untitledxxi  | instagram

Erik @untitledxxi

BIO

Born in 1987, Warnsveld, NL​​

Anouk Bijsterbosch is a painter dedicated to the realistic tradition: figures, portraits and landscapes. She works with natural light, live model set-ups and en plein air. "I am greatly inspired by the masters of Impressionism and Realism, painters such as Sargent, Zorn, Israels, Repin, Serov, Levitan, Monet.” She studied Fine Art in Groningen (NL) and at the Florence Classical Arts Academy in Florence, Italy. Currently she is working in Holland as a professional artist. Her works are included in the collection of the Russian Academy's Fund and in private collections in Athens (Greece), Dubai (United Arab Emitates), Ghent (Belgium), Amsterdam (NL). In 2018 she participated in Art Capital in Le Grand Palais Paris, and her work will be on exhibitions in Florence and China.

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TRAINING

FLORENCE

Florence Classical Arts Academy

Teachers: Svetlana Terekhina, Svetlana Kurbatskaya, Sergey Chubirko, Oksana Arkhipova, Alexey Bakhtin, Nadia Molugova, Irina Ganina, Anna Nelyubina, Victoria Kharchenko. Also studied in workshops of Ivan Loginov

MADRID

Universidad Complutense Madrid, Facultad Bellas Artes (Erasmus)

GRONINGEN

Academie Minerva (B.F.A.) Autonome Beeldende Kunst 

Teachers: Matthijs Röling, Gouke Notebomer, Rikus van der Meer, Frank Lisser

 

ART COLLECTIONS

PUBLIC

​Florence Classical Arts Academy Collection, Italy

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

Athens (Greece)
Dubai (United Arab Emitates)  
Ghent (Belgium)  
Amsterdam (NL)

 

NIEUWS

& Updates

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4-DAAGSE WORKSHOP LANDSCHAP SCHILDEREN IN OLIEVERF

August 2021

20 tot en met 25 Augustus 2021 @FINCA SERRATO, Malaga Spanje

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DE MEESTERKOPIE SELECTIE EXTENDED PENSELEN SET

January 2021

Persoonlijk door Anouk samengesteld voor de lessenserie Meesterkopie. Vanaf januari 2021 exclusief te bestellen bij penselen.nl

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SHOW AND SALE OF PLEIN-AIR ETUDES

October 2019

Galerie Loolaan Apeldoorn Opening by Manuela Ochakovski, October 12th, 13:00h

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EXHIBITION

April 2019

Exhibition of the Florence Portraits

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JEUNE ARTISTE INVITÉ AT ART CAPITAL, GRAND PALAIS, PARIS

February 2018

Jeune Artiste invité at Art Capital, Grand Palais, Paris

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JEUNE ARTISTE INVITÉ AT ART CAPITAL, GRAND PALAIS, PARIS

February 2018

Jeune Artiste invité at Art Capital, Grand Palais, Paris