Children of the sea with an urban twist, after the work of Jozef Israëls, 1872

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MadameRuiz Profile picture By now a familiar painting to many, this beautiful lovely work by Jozef Israels, part of the Rijkscollectie at the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam.

Although the scene looks lovely, it certainly carries a message. This late 19th century work is based on realism, which at the time was socialist in nature and depicted the hard life of workers. In this case, it concerns the children of a fishing family. Four children are bathing their feet in the sea, which refers to the life at sea they will have in their future. The eldest of the family carries the burden of the family on his shoulder by literally carrying the youngest member of the family here. The clothes they wear are plain and the toys cheap, with a clear reference to the fishing boat.

As in his own time, Jozef Israels' painting was incredibly popular. And still the work appeals to many because of the sweet little children, depicted entirely as they are.

In my variation, I combined the work with some other works from the Rijksmuseum, in combination with posters and painted structures, making it really a searching picture. To keep the peace in the work, I chose a monochrome colour contrast in a warm orange/brown/grey colour. Up close, you will recognise details in form, but also in texture, from paint to etching.

The work belongs in the category: New Masters and Urban Street Art

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I am MadameRuiz, and am an artist by profession. I hope to delight you with my work. Here in my profile, or on your wall :) Both are fun!

Will you let me know what you think of my work? I would love to get in touch with you. Also when you have one of my works in your home I am very curious about the end result in your interior.

I love everything that has to do with art, culture and creativity. Experiencing, creating, teaching and communicating. Through language, image, non-verbal and through the musical voice.

I became known for my commissioned ink portraits. My work was first shown to a large audience in the program VTWonen Weer verliefd op je huis (February 2021). I make many ink portraits of and for individuals; from pregnancy portraits, wedding portraits, child portraits, love portraits and family portraits to portraits of pets such as dogs, cats, horses and birds. These ink portraits are all handmade by the way, drawn and painted with east indian ink on watercolor paper.

In my shop at work on the wall you can order my Digital Art. Because I normally work almost exclusively on commission, my autonomous art via Digital Art is really a wonderful experimental outlet. This also means that I keep experimenting with painting techniques and collage techniques using Photoshop. Although I love to experiment, quality comes first

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