Harmony. The Conciliatory Figurativeness of Matthijs Röling
(Frank van der Ploeg) The Low Countries - 2006, № 14, pp. 302-305
Artists who choose painting as their medium have a hard time of it with the art critics. When they work figuratively in the tradition of the “old masters”, their work is seen as almost deliberately perverse. For years the realistic figurative movement has been virtually ignored by museums and critics alike. The public, though, has never gone along with this. There seems always to be a demand for painted images of reality. One of the most important representatives of this movement in the Netherlands is Matthijs Röling.
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