The process of creating a painting is a very interesting part of the painting itself. For the artist it is his path to something he has in his mind. It is the struggle, the goods, the bad, keep on going and creating something out of chaos.
This short shows how Harry built on his idea and works on his painting. Filming it was not planned but started spontaneous when I saw he started to paint after the drawing on canvas. The music that I chose to go with the film has been removed due to copyrights.
This documentary is about the visual artist Ad Merx. The original documentary is 45 minutes. Art is my passion, not only the creation but also to document other artists while they tell their story. Their reasons, passion or urge is what I want to capture. It’s well known that artists do not always tell you what you want to hear, but mostly what they want to ‘sell’. There is a logic in it, because in a way they tell their audience what they think art is all about or the romantics of being an artist. And that is what people like. But that’s not what I’m aiming for. I try to dig deeper because I think in the end the artist is the only one who can tell us what he has created.
At the end of 2007 Mieke Rijnders, art historian, finished here Phd dissertation on the artist Willem van Konijnenburg with success. Because of my study of cultural science and my love and interest in art, I thought it would be nice to ask her about Willem van Konijnenburg and make a small documentary of it for my e-zine of cultural science. In this documentary she talks about the success of Konijnenburg. His struggle and at last the Maecenas who made it possible for him to work as an artist so he could stop making illustrations and designs for magazines.
She also tells about how Albert Plascheart, a critic and journalist, was very critical in a positive way, for the career of Konijnenburg. That would change later unfortunately. She also questioned why an artist like Konijnenburg could be the proud of the Netherlands in the Interbellum and be completely forgotten after World War two.
This short was placed in the Dutch e-zine of cultural science