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Jan Michiel Ruyten – Belgian port city – 1848

Jan Michiel Ruyten or Jan Ruyten (9 April 1813, in Antwerp – 12 November 1881, in Antwerp) was a Belgian Romantic painter, draughtsman and engraver known for his genre paintings, cityscapes, landscapes with figures and history paintings. He was influenced by Dutch Romantic painting.

Jan Michiel Ruyten was born in Antwerp where he received his first artistic training from Ignatius Josephus van Regemorter. Initially he painted landscapes and genre paintings and then developed towards city views. From a young age he started contributing his works to the salons in Ghent, Brussels and Antwerp.

Ruyten became in 1840 a member of the Antwerp Academy. The marine and city painter Hendrik Frans Schaefels worked as an assistant of Ruyten between 1842 and 1844.

Ruyten left Belgium for the Netherlands in the 1840s. It is known that he contributed a painting to the exhibition of The Hague in 1845. He is presumed to have lived and worked in The Hague until 1870. In the Netherlands he got to know the work of Andreas Schelfhout and this artist’s pupil Wijnand Nuijen, which had a great influence on his choice of subjects. Ruyten exhibited in his native Belgium as well as in Vienna and London and was awarded numerous prizes.

Ruyten’s pupils included Florent Crabeels, Alexander Josephus Thomas Wittevronghel and Laurent Herman Redig.

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Geer van Velde (1898-1977) Composition (At the beach), c1940 (81 x 99 cm)

Gerardus “Geer” van Velde (5 April 1898, Lisse – 5 March 1977, Cachan, Paris) was a Dutch painter.

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Geer Van Velde (Dutch, 1898-1977), Composition, 1953. Oil on canvas, 31 x 36 cm.

Gerardus “Geer” van Velde (5 April 1898, Lisse – 5 March 1977, Cachan, Paris) was a Dutch painter.

In the visual arts, composition is the placement or arrangement of visual elements or ‘ingredients’ in a work of art, as distinct from the subject. It can also be thought of as the organization of the elements of art according to the principles of art.

The composition of a picture is different from its subject, what is depicted, whether a moment from a story, a person or a place. Many subjects, for example Saint George and the Dragon, are often portrayed in art, but using a great range of compositions even though the two figures are typically the only ones shown.

The term composition means ‘putting together’ and can apply to any work of art, from music to writing to photography, that is arranged using conscious thought. In the visual arts, composition is often used interchangeably with various terms such as design, form, visual ordering, or formal structure, depending on the context. In graphic design for press and desktop publishing, composition is commonly referred to as page layout.

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Geer Van Velde (Dutch, 1898-1977), Seated Figure at Table, before 1949. Oil on canvas, 46 x 38.1 cm

Gerardus “Geer” van Velde (5 April 1898, Lisse – 5 March 1977, Cachan, Paris) was a Dutch painter.

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Geer Van Velde (Dutch, 1898-1977), Composition, 1955. Gouache on paper, 27.00 x 21.00 cm

Gerardus “Geer” van Velde (5 April 1898, Lisse – 5 March 1977, Cachan, Paris) was a Dutch painter.

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Geer Van Velde (Dutch, 1898-1977), La Méditerranée, 1941. Oil on canvas

Gerardus “Geer” van Velde (5 April 1898, Lisse – 5 March 1977, Cachan, Paris) was a Dutch painter.

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Composition, 1944 – Geer van Velde (1898–1977)

Gerardus “Geer” van Velde (5 April 1898, Lisse – 5 March 1977, Cachan, Paris) was a Dutch painter.

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Geer Van Velde (Dutch, 1898-1977), Composition, c.1966. Oil on canvas, 100 x 100 cm.

Gerardus “Geer” van Velde (5 April 1898, Lisse – 5 March 1977, Cachan, Paris) was a Dutch painter.

Van Velde was the second son of Willem Adriaan van Velde, then owner of a small case of inland waterway transport fuelwood and charcoal on the Rhine and Hendrika Catharina von der Voorst, illegitimate daughter of an earl. Catharina and her four children (Neeltje, Bram, Geer, and Jacoba) were abandoned by Willem Adriaan after the bankruptcy of his business, leaving them in misery. Moving a lot, they eventually moved to The Hague in 1903. In 1910, at the age of twelve, Geer became an apprentice designer in the firm with Schaijk & Eduard H. Kramers. Kramers encouraged Geer to develop his interest in painting, as he did with his brother Bram van Velde.

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Geer van Velde ‘Paysage’ ca.1932.

(Source: baillygallery.com)

Gerardus “Geer” van Velde (5 April 1898, Lisse – 5 March 1977, Cachan, Paris) was a Dutch painter.

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A still life with a jug and fruit – Geer van Velde (1898–1978)

Gerardus “Geer” van Velde (5 April 1898, Lisse – 5 March 1977, Cachan, Paris) was a Dutch painter.