Chris van Dijk, a Dutch Impressionist who's living and working in the Bourgogne, France.
Impressionism remains highly relevant in a historical sense, as an important artistic movement associated with innovation and modernity. But it is also alive today as a way of looking at the world that influences the vision of contemporary artists.
To offer one notable example, the artist, former art dealer, and gallery owner Chris van Dijk paints in a style influenced by Impressionism and by the Romantic movement, calling his work “Romantic Impressionism”.
Professional artist Chris van Dijk. Born in 1952, Den Bosch ( Bois le Duc ), The Netherlands ( Pays Bas ).
Since 1978, Chris has devoted his life to creating his paintings, which, true to their Impressionist inspiration, focus on plein air scenes: at the beach, in the forest, or in the beautiful wine and poppy fields of Burgundy and Dordogne. He has been living and working in France since 2002.
In this year, he opened his own highly successful art gallery in the Dordogne, a beautiful area in Southwestern France between the Loire Valley and the Pyrenees Mountains. His gallery features not only his work but also some of the most important artists working in a Realist and Impressionist styles.
Like the works of Claude Monet, Alfred Sisley, August Renoir, Berthe Morisot and Mary Cassatt, the paintings of Chris van Dijk often feature women and children. The scenes look unposed, as if the subjects were caught unawares. Most of the time, they look away from the viewer, engrossed in their daily activities, such as playing in the sand on the beach, walking in the woods or picking wildflowers and poppies. They seem to be at home in their beautiful natural surroundings. Chris van Dijk’s paintings, like the works of the Impressionists, are a celebration of the beauty of nature and life.
His impressionist paintings are purchased by art lovers worldwide.
Thanks go to the author of the biography, Claudia Moscovici.
She is one of the ten most famous female art critics in the world
Chris van Dijk also paints in commission a beautiful impressionist painting for you, in any desired format.
ANKTIQUE Art Deco Collection, Bourgogne, France.
Ankie Mooiman sells what she likes.
Ankie has been dealing in art, architectural salvage and antiques, with the focus on the Art Deco period for many years now. Ankie Mooiman has spent her time as an independent art dealer also representing her husband and impressionist Chris J. van Dijk working from her base in the Bourgogne, France.
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