Kloosterboer on Heldens

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Heldens’ Beautiful Human Drama

Wim Heldens is a Dutch portrait artist who creates flamboyant, highly expressive portraits set in intimate interiors, elevating ordinary people to actors staging his philosophical, often witty narratives. Inspired by the realist approach of the 17th Century Golden Age in the Low Countries, Heldens’ skillfully captures the distinctive northern European chiaroscuro, reminiscent of Dutch masters such as Johannes Vermeer and Gerard ter Borch. Heldens’ main focus is on the complexities and ambiguities of the human condition within daily life as it unfolds around him, using traditional methods to translate his concepts and insights into contemporary visuals.

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Wim Heldens | Twenty Four | Oil on canvas | 47 ¼ x 41 ¼ inches or 120 x 105 cm
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Wim Heldens | School | Oil on canvas | 49 ¼ x 65 inches or 125 x 165 cm
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Wim Heldens | Weltschmerz | Oil on canvas | 25 ½ x 17 ¾ inches or 65 x 45 cm
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Wim Heldens | The Muse | Oil on canvas | 26 x 28 inches or 66 x 71 cm
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Wim Heldens | Cats & Dogs | Collection MEAM Barcelona | Oil on canvas | 40 x 58 inches or 101 ½ x 147 ½ cm
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Wim Heldens | Bicycle | Oil on canvas | 59 x 39 ¼ inches or 150 x 100 cm
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Wim Heldens | The Mirror | Oil on canvas | 82 ¾ x 78 ¾ inches or 210 x 200 cm
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Wim Heldens | Music | Oil on canvas | 70 ¾ x 78 ¾ inches or 180 x 200 cm


Lorena Kloosterboer

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Artist painting contemporary realist still lifes. Author of Painting in Acrylics. Loves writing about art, artists & exhibitions. Visit www.art-lorena.com.

Lorena Kloosterboer

Written by

Artist painting contemporary realist still lifes. Author of Painting in Acrylics. Loves writing about art, artists & exhibitions. Visit www.art-lorena.com.

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