Inspired by the great masters

About Masterpieces

‘Masterpiece’ is a strong statement. Who decides that a person is a Master and what is a Masterpiece? There is only one true judge and that is time. Appreciation for a work of art will have to stand the test of time in order for it to be called a masterpiece. Populair art can be the forgotten art of tomorrow. What is trendy now can be long in the tooth in ten years time. What is chocking now can be boring tomorrow.

In deze section “Masterpieces” I refer to the work of other artists. Artists that have inpired me in some way to create my own work. I write about the story behind the creation of that work, the relationship to masterpieces and background information on the true masters of the landscape.

Iseh - Spirit of Bali | Copyright Anne van Houwelingen - Vistography

Iseh – Spirit of Bali

Walter Spies

In search for the interaction between western and Balinese art of painting. Back in time with the view on the landscape from landscape painter Walter Spies who lived in de ’30s and early ’40s on the Island of Bali and produced some beautiful works. Go on to the image Iseh – Spirit of Bali and read the story

The Mill at Wijk bij Duurstede Detail 4 | Copyright Anne van Houwelingen - Vistography

The Mill at Wijk bij Duurstede

Jacob van Ruisdael

In search of a modern “The Mill at Wijk bij Duurstede”. What does a famous landscape painter from the Dutch Golden Age have in common with a 21st century landscape photographer? Go on to the image The Mill at Wijk bij Duurstede and read the story