‘Verf & schilderen’ is a publication about the work of the Amsterdam artist Marie-José Robben and gives an impression of the development of her paintings over the past ten years. Marie-José Robben is a true painter who applies the paint in thick pasty layers to the canvas. Her subjects are classic themes such as landscape, portrait and flower still lives.
In his text, Rob Smolders examines what it is that appeals to him so much in her work and how she achieves this admiration. Feico Hoekstra analyzes her working method and illustrates her artistic starting points on the basis of a few key works. Aernout Hagen talks about the artist’s fascination with other painters, especially Rembrandt. Finally, a poem has been included that Arjen Duinker wrote in response to the panoramic painting by Marie-José van de Loonse en Drunense Duinen.