Janita de Jong

Image Courtesy of Janita de Jong

Image Courtesy of Janita de Jong

Janita de Jong, a Dutch portrait painter, is moved by the people behind their masks. The modest, quiet atmosphere that characterizes her portraits, invites you to stand still for a while, and perceive the inner world of the nude models.   

The portraits are shaped out of transparent layers of oil paint that give them their color and tone. The absence of thick, smooth brushstrokes corresponds with the intention to lay bare the fragile inner self. Painting most layers with rags, Janita invites coincidence to leave its mark on the composition.



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