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.

She started out as a model and muse but soon felt the urge to create herself.

There must be a reason why ‘selfies’ are so populair nowadays.

Inspiration

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.

We, as human beings can make a real pigsty of things

Culture

Our earliest cultural imprint comes from our mothers. What we like to eat, how to keep ourselves and our surroundings clean and dressed, which behavior is acceptable; these are all things we learn from our primary caretaker. She teaches us about love and sacrifice.

The relationship with mother is a big theme in the arts and rightfully so. Unfortunately it is often the perceived failure of the mother which seems to be the greatest inspiration.

A young girl, looking at her mother can see the blueprint for her future.

This is not always a tempting prospect

Fine Art

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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