A tribute to Rembrandt, and more new art works

350 years ago, Rembrandt van Rijn left this world. Nevertheless, his works remained with us, and grant us enormous pleasure and admiration for his talent.

Rembrandt painted his masterpiece “the Night Watch” from a live scene. He pressed this three-dimensional parade onto a two-dimensional canvas. Almost 400 years on, his spectacular work is still alive, modern and dynamic. This inspired me to interpret his most famous work of art on my own artistic terms.

As a body-painter, I endeavored to reverse the circumstances of Rembrandt’s artwork, by transferring a two-dimensional painting onto a three-dimensional canvas: the human body. My model’s torso has multiple sides and angles, rendering the scene rounded. Consequently, the archer on the left in Rembrandt’s original is body painted next to the three figures on the right. Thus, the group of archers is always “marching” forward.

Unfortunately, the artwork in body painting is always of a temporary nature, as models cannot perpetually wear their body-paint. Therefore, I photographed the model after applying the body-painting and recorded her on video, rendering the three-dimensional canvas in two dimensions once more, thus closing the circle.

You can see the photos here: The Night Watch, and the video on Vimeo.

Many thanks to Alon Sariel and Concerto Foscari for their beautiful performance of the musical composition by Jean Baptiste Lully, Rembrandt’s contemporary.

Denna portraits and nudes

An Italian model with remarkable eyes was my muse in the latest portrait and nude session. As you already know, I always look for which extraordinary characteristics in a model can stand out in photos. This time I chose to focus on the model’s beautiful, big eyes.

The results are here: Denna Nudes and Denna Portraits.


The winter is going to end, finally! I caught an impression of the last rain-storms in the east of The Netherlands before the spring will come, on Rain Clouds.

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