Geesje du Marchie van Voorthuysen
Geesje du Marchie van Voorthuysen is an old fashioned artist; painting and drawing fine-art.
She can combine like AI but does it with an understanding of composition, a feeling for style and with a sense of humor.
Her predecessors have been of great influence. This painting ‘The fire starter’ is inspired by ‘The fire angel’ by Max Ernst, painted before WOII as a warning against fascism.
The history of the visual arts and the development of christianity seem to have a correlation. The religious icons in the orthodox church were painted by a nameless person and the proces was ritualized and subjected to rules.
The catholic church, with her superficial worshipping of mother Mary allowed her artists to create more freely. A new market with rich and wealthy customers emerged outside the religious domain. The artist could make a name for themselves and were able to achieve fame and fortune. This resulted in a very rich culture of the fine arts.
The protestant reformation rejected the imagery of the catholic and orthodox churches. With their many branches, sects and cults they look more like a political movement than a religious one.
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