Anna Belleforte

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artistic path of a collagist

Posted by Anna Belleforte on October 6, 2017 at 6:30 AM

We took down the ‘Sense of Place’ exhibition at DePloegh this week. I think we all felt it was a good show, and with several works sold I feel a sense of satisfaction. On the last weekend there was a group of art-lovers visiting (the Friends of the Teyler’s Museum from Haarlem – oldest museum in Holland, wonderful collection of antiquities, by the way), who loved the exhibition and the Kunst & Varen art route. Someone also pointed out Dutch/German artist Paul Citroen to me: architectural collages from the 1920s. The name didn’t ring a bell, but I can see a similarity – the most famous piece being a series of buildings compacted together showing a metropolitan city. Looking into him a bit more, it’s interesting how he ended up going in a completely different direction: painting portraits. I’m a true believer in not sticking to a single road. The consistency much of the commercial art world seems to want can turn into monotony for a some artists. I’m curious what drew him away from architecture into the world of faces.

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