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The art of Ruud Krijnen (1949) is part of the long tradition of the “Italianists”. From the sixteenth century, these Dutch artists moved to Rome to mainly paint the Italian landscape.

Like these predecessors, Ruud Krijnen is inspired by the cultural heritage of Italy: the architecture, the statues and fountains, the murals. He interprets the grandeur of antiquity, Renaissance and Baroque using seemingly simple means. Beauty and transience are the main themes that are portrayed by Krijnen with subtle, abstract surfaces and subdued earthy colours, warm and full of light.

In this way he also made a beautiful ceiling painting of a former church in Schipluiden. In 2008 he took part in the successful exhibition 'In the light of Lucca' in the Vlierhove. Before that he stayed for some time in a beautiful villa above Lucca.

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