"Rembrandt resurrects from Dutch Earth"

Rembrandt Pietje

The earthly painting is inspired by one of my favorite paintings by Rembrandt: the small "Self-portrait as a young man" in 1629. It is made from sand, oyster shell, mussel, marl, coal and earth from various places in the Netherlands: Drenthe, Veluwe, Wadden, The Hague, Broek in Waterland, marl, glued on an oak panel. No paint, but purely natural materials and colors, as in Rembrandt's time.

Rembrandt was constantly studying and recording the light and the human being. In his paintings, people really look at you and it is as if you make contact with their time. My earthy paintings may be touched just like the earth, they are about contact with the world around us.

2019 Atelier Judith Dubois


Rembrandt as a source of inspiration

The Lang Leve Rembrandt competition set up by the Rijksmuseum was the start of the challenge to create earthy Rembrandts and portraits.
This was my entry:


Earthy paintings: a self-acquired technique

Judith Dubois has her artistic roots in Italy and this is still clearly evident in her work. After completing high school, she left the Netherlands and spent nine years living and working in Florence. The sure lines of her pastel figure drawings attest to her former occupation as a teacher of life drawing. Her sand paintings and concrete frescoes reflect her inquiring nature.

 During a working trip in California she became fascinated by the many diverse and unique colours of sand and soil and began work on a series of sand paintings. She undertook the challenge of ‘creating a painting of the landscape using the materials of the landscape itself.’ 




Selected for RMBRNDT.NU
October 3-13, 2019
Opening special exhibition in the Klaproos in Amsterdam


 Met JanSix


With Jan Six near my Rembrandt


Here more info about the exhibition: RMBRNDT.NU


Lang Leve Rembrandt triptych.

First part sold: