Tomasz Rut by Carol Damian (2002, Book)

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2002

FIRST EDITION

TOMASZ RUT

BY

CAROL DAMIAN

FOREWORD

BY

BRUCE HELANDER

Publisher Description:

Tomasz Rut (pronounced root) was born in 1961 and raised in Warsaw , Poland , the son of an Olympic athlete father and artist mother who together encouraged a love of art and the classics. During his childhood Rut was introduced to the Pompeiien Frescos as well as Renaissance and Baroque art , which have influenced his oils on canvas, murals, and graphic works. Rut had his first showing in Warsaw at the age of eleven. It was during these travels he began to notice the void of figurative paintings from the past that one could purchase, so Rut invented a style aimed at filling this void. This style incorporated cracked canvasses that mimic aged Italian frescoes and figurative oils. "The one element evident in all of my paintings is the superficial patina or aging," which is created with a variety of transparent and semitransparent glazes, giving each work the aged and classic appearance that exemplifies Rut’s style. Rut's mural size paintings are contemporary conversions of the classical vocabulary variously continued by Michelangelo , Raphael , Titian , and Rubens . In making them
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