My Studio

Rembrandt’s selfie with the muse of art

Oil on canvas, 60 x 80 cm

Step into my painting studio, where every stroke tells a story and every hue whispers its own melody. Here, I invite you to immerse yourself in the timeless beauty of classical artistry, captured through the vibrant medium of oil paints. Together, let’s embark on a journey through a world where creativity knows no bounds and where the echoes of past masters mingle with the brushstrokes of the present.

STUDY
BACKGROUND
DRESSING UP
FINISHED PAINTING

Greetings, esteemed visitor!

Your presence graces this digital canvas, guided by a dual allure: a fascination with the realm of art and a curiosity that seeks to unravel the enigma of my creations. What impressions do they imprint upon your soul? Do they stir admiration or elicit a pang of disappointment? And amidst these musings, perhaps you also harbor a quest to unearth the identity of the aging artisan behind these strokes of imagination?

As for myself, I am but a vessel for the timeless essence of creativity. Though the years have etched their marks upon my visage, within beats a heart that resonates with the vitality of youth. Yet, I beseech you, do not dwell upon the chronicles of my existence; rather, let your gaze linger upon the tapestry of my works. For in each stroke and hue, I endeavor to weave a narrative of emotion and sentiment, beckoning forth a symphony of sensations that enthralls and entices the observer.

My chosen medium is the venerable art of oil painting, a tradition steeped in heritage and craftsmanship. With reverence, I concoct my pigments in the manner of antiquity, embracing the tactile ritual of grinding dusty powders and blending them with the viscous embrace of walnut oil. There is a certain allure in the antiquated, a nostalgia that beckons me to embrace the essence of bygone eras.

Ah, portraiture—the noble pursuit that captivates my soul. Within the contours of a face lies a universe of stories waiting to be told. Yet, mine is not the quest for photorealism, nor the abstraction of form. Rather, I tread the delicate balance between the tangible and the ethereal, seeking to unveil the essence of the subject’s soul upon the canvas.

As for the passage of time in my creative endeavors, it is a fluid concept, subject to the whims of inspiration and technique. Sometimes, a portrait blossoms to life in the span of mere hours, guided by the spontaneity of alla prima technique. At other times, the process unfolds across countless hours, each layer of paint a testament to the meticulous dance between fat and lean, underpainting and overcoat.

So, dear visitor, as you traverse the corridors of my digital gallery, may you find solace in the beauty that unfolds before you, and may the whispers of my art resonate within the chambers of your soul.

MIA
SIMONE
MY WIFE MARTA
JULIANA, QUEEN OF THE NETHERLANDS
MY MOTHER ANA
PRINCE BERNHARDT
CHRIST RESURECTED
SCOURGED CHRIST
CHRIST ON THE CROSS
MUSE OF ART
LIPICANES
QUEEN ELISABETH
OAK TREES
Still life
JESON
BIANCA
BABE
RUBY
OIL STUDY ON PAPER
OIL STUDY MARVIN
OIL STUDY LICIJA

What should I mix on my pallet for you?

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Email

emil@emilgutmanfineart.com

Living In

‘s-Gravenpolder, NL

Phone

0031 113 313151

Soulful art of abstract ideas