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Edwin IJpeij

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  • The Girl with the mysterious eyes artwork by Edwin IJpeij

About Artist:

Edwin (1969) was born, raised and is currently living and working in Sittard-Geleen, a town in the south of The Netherlands very close to Maastricht. As a little boy, he already showed promising talent in painting and therefore his enthusiastic art teacher recommended him to attend the art academy to become a successful artist. However, his conservative parents forced him to start a more "realistic" career, and he decided to study chemistry.

After obtaining his BSc degree in organic chemistry, he enjoyed a stunning industrial career as an inventor at a multinational enterprise, apotheotically ending in an worldwide applied invention, improving both environmental emissions and costs. The circumstances after this invention taught him that he had sacrificed too much from himself. He forgot to stay close to his heart and he drifted away from happiness. However, he learned from his last and most successful invention, that the most beautiful and sustainable solutions are closer than you expect. Because of this, his artist mission was born.

He started to paint, which revealed to him as very relaxing, and he experienced that it purifies his mind. As result of that, loud thoughts became silent and the treasure of who he really is, became visible: his naked truth. He felt stronger than ever before and this beautiful experience he wants to share.

Edwin loves beautiful light and he likes to experiment with this in his artworks. It will not surprise you, that his first paintings were inspired by the light in the Provence, as Van Gogh, Puget, Picasso and so many other artists have experienced before. Later, when taking art masterclasses, his teacher noticed his talent and tempted him to study and paint portrait and model. She convinced him to study the nude, since an artist needs to know the anatomy of the body, to be able to paint clothes correctly over this. This great advice that he never regrets, brought him very close to his essence.

After a while, he discovered that photography is a powerful technique to study composition, light and colour in an artwork. He took private lessons and masterclasses to polish his technique and skills. Beautiful photographs are the result. For him, photography is a complementary technique to painting since the human eye observes significantly different from the photo film or the camera sensor. The fact that the camera has one lens and we have two eyes is already a big difference. Therefore, in painting he works from life, as eyes see more than a photograph can disclose.

He prefers to call the nudes that he paints and photographs "Female Landscapes". These erotic beauties represent beauty, creativity and warmth. The nude symbolyses for him the essence, pure, without garment. To quote Michelangelo: ?What spirit is so empty and blind, that it cannot recognize the fact that the foot is more noble than the shoe, and skin more beautiful than the garment with which it is clothed??

Edwin works preferably with tempera and oilpaint, accordingly to the Old Masters' techniques. For him, this is a practical and aesthetical choice, since these techniques have proven to survive centuries and depict the texture and colour of the skin the most realistic. For this reason, he makes his own tempera and oilpaint using genuine pigments. Because he holds a BSc in chemistry, he can purchase them to use them in his paintings.

His works were exhibited in his hometown area of Sittard-Geleen and Maastricht till Miami, Barcelona, London, Venice and Amsterdam. Works of him are part of collections in Maastricht, Aix-en-Provence, Oxford, Genk and Sittard-Geleen. He has gallery representation by Maurice Knops Fine Art in Sittard-Geleen.

About Artwork:

Title: Girl with the Mysterious Eyes (La Fille aux Yeux Mystrieux)

Tempera and oilpaint on panel

This painting is called a tronie, which is a portrait of a nameless model. A genre in art history by which the artist could express his skills. Many artists have embarked this genre. Famous examples of tronies are: Leonardo's Mona Lisa and Vermeer's Girl with the Pearl Earring.

Edwin works also in commission, in case you would like to order your own portrait or a portrait of your beloved. Contact the artist via his website for more information.

This tronie is very special as the eyes of the model follow you no matter where you are in the room. Moreover, the colour of her eyes vary by different light from blue to green and vice versa. This is the result of Edwin's crafsmanship.

Edwin decided to make this tronie after The Mauritshuis Museum announced a thorough investigation after Vermeer's Girl with the Pearl Earring. Edwin wanted to verify if the methods he used, are similar as he discovered by chasing the secrets of the Old Masters. The results were amazingly close to that found by the research team of the Mauritshuis.

This hyperrealism painting is part of Edwin's Home Jewelry collection, that is characterised by high detail, contemporary art based on the technique by the Old Masters.

Edwin IJpeij

The Girl with the mysterious eyes

  • 2018
  • 31 x 33 cm
  • Fine Art Category: paintings
  • Medium: Oil and tempera on Belgian linen marouflated panel
  • Origin: Netherlands
  • Certificate of Authenticity: yes
  • Issued by: Edwin IJpeij Exclusive Art
  • Signed: Signed lower right
  • Comments:

    All Edwin's available work can be shipped worldwide. Additional shipping costs may apply.

    Art Commissions welcome.

    I am happy to offer my paintings for sale on Artplode, one of the best art gallery websites to sell original fine art.

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  • Price: €7,100.00 EUR
  • Seller: Edwin IJpeij, Netherlands

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  • Artplode Seller ID: 7505

About Artist:

Edwin (1969) was born, raised and is currently living and working in Sittard-Geleen, a town in the south of The Netherlands very close to Maastricht. As a little boy, he already showed promising talent in painting and therefore his enthusiastic art teacher recommended him to attend the art academy to become a successful artist. However, his conservative parents forced him to start a more "realistic" career, and he decided to study chemistry.

After obtaining his BSc degree in organic chemistry, he enjoyed a stunning industrial career as an inventor at a multinational enterprise, apotheotically ending in an worldwide applied invention, improving both environmental emissions and costs. The circumstances after this invention taught him that he had sacrificed too much from himself. He forgot to stay close to his heart and he drifted away from happiness. However, he learned from his last and most successful invention, that the most beautiful and sustainable solutions are closer than you expect. Because of this, his artist mission was born.

He started to paint, which revealed to him as very relaxing, and he experienced that it purifies his mind. As result of that, loud thoughts became silent and the treasure of who he really is, became visible: his naked truth. He felt stronger than ever before and this beautiful experience he wants to share.

Edwin loves beautiful light and he likes to experiment with this in his artworks. It will not surprise you, that his first paintings were inspired by the light in the Provence, as Van Gogh, Puget, Picasso and so many other artists have experienced before. Later, when taking art masterclasses, his teacher noticed his talent and tempted him to study and paint portrait and model. She convinced him to study the nude, since an artist needs to know the anatomy of the body, to be able to paint clothes correctly over this. This great advice that he never regrets, brought him very close to his essence.

After a while, he discovered that photography is a powerful technique to study composition, light and colour in an artwork. He took private lessons and masterclasses to polish his technique and skills. Beautiful photographs are the result. For him, photography is a complementary technique to painting since the human eye observes significantly different from the photo film or the camera sensor. The fact that the camera has one lens and we have two eyes is already a big difference. Therefore, in painting he works from life, as eyes see more than a photograph can disclose.

He prefers to call the nudes that he paints and photographs "Female Landscapes". These erotic beauties represent beauty, creativity and warmth. The nude symbolyses for him the essence, pure, without garment. To quote Michelangelo: ?What spirit is so empty and blind, that it cannot recognize the fact that the foot is more noble than the shoe, and skin more beautiful than the garment with which it is clothed??

Edwin works preferably with tempera and oilpaint, accordingly to the Old Masters' techniques. For him, this is a practical and aesthetical choice, since these techniques have proven to survive centuries and depict the texture and colour of the skin the most realistic. For this reason, he makes his own tempera and oilpaint using genuine pigments. Because he holds a BSc in chemistry, he can purchase them to use them in his paintings.

His works were exhibited in his hometown area of Sittard-Geleen and Maastricht till Miami, Barcelona, London, Venice and Amsterdam. Works of him are part of collections in Maastricht, Aix-en-Provence, Oxford, Genk and Sittard-Geleen. He has gallery representation by Maurice Knops Fine Art in Sittard-Geleen.

About Artwork:

Title: Girl with the Mysterious Eyes (La Fille aux Yeux Mystrieux)

Tempera and oilpaint on panel

This painting is called a tronie, which is a portrait of a nameless model. A genre in art history by which the artist could express his skills. Many artists have embarked this genre. Famous examples of tronies are: Leonardo's Mona Lisa and Vermeer's Girl with the Pearl Earring.

Edwin works also in commission, in case you would like to order your own portrait or a portrait of your beloved. Contact the artist via his website for more information.

This tronie is very special as the eyes of the model follow you no matter where you are in the room. Moreover, the colour of her eyes vary by different light from blue to green and vice versa. This is the result of Edwin's crafsmanship.

Edwin decided to make this tronie after The Mauritshuis Museum announced a thorough investigation after Vermeer's Girl with the Pearl Earring. Edwin wanted to verify if the methods he used, are similar as he discovered by chasing the secrets of the Old Masters. The results were amazingly close to that found by the research team of the Mauritshuis.

This hyperrealism painting is part of Edwin's Home Jewelry collection, that is characterised by high detail, contemporary art based on the technique by the Old Masters.







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