Join Ken Vloothuis on a journey through an intensive study and analysis of the techniques and artistic philosophies of the “Old Masters,” as he specifically points out the main contributions they have made to the Art world.
The purpose of this course is to bring to light the Masters techniques to form what is considered today to be great representational painting, while explaining the origin and evolution of these ideas through the lives of its main contributors. Emphasis is placed on the Impressionists, Sargent, Zorn, Sorolla, and many more.
About Kenneth Vloothuis:
Born in Mexico in 1986, he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Mexico City. As an avid plein- air painter, at the age of 22, he started his travels all over North America to study and interpret the effects of Nature through countless studies, in order to interpret the subject with assertiveness. His interest is therefore mainly landscape but is very flexible in exploring other subjects (most recently European Architecture), in efforts to explore the techniques of John Singer Sargent, Anders Zorn, Sorrolla and many others. By inquiring into how abstractly their paintings designs are can lead to an eclectic approach of these leading artists that shows in his work. Ken firmly believes that artists have to make their work more profound beyond their whimsical impulses, by studying the Old Masters and experimenting with incorporating all of the techniques and tools available in order to say something deeply personal and unique. He paints, and sketches everyday and enjoys nothing more than a good art talk.