Monday, January 19, 2015

Monday's Madonna & Child by Dutch Artist René van Tol

By Marisa Martin
“Madonna,” by Dutch artist René van Tol
NETHERLANDS---Perhaps he’s not a household name yet, but Dutch artist Rene van Tol is a successful practicing artist who incorporates Bible themes into his work at times. His “Madonna” here is idiosyncratic and almost makes us uncomfortable. His Madonnas are tied into an endless series from history, a centuries-long variation on a theme. This humble attitude blocks him from claiming the idea for himself and connects him to the “religious realm of thought of our ancestors and to the Christian community of all times,” he explains. [link]