Regarded by many as one of the great modern artists, Tomasz Rut has become a living master. Born in Poland, Tomasz Rut trained in Art Conservation at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw.
“I look for inspiration in the humanistic tradition of classical art. My canvases express the entire spectrum of human emotions from exhilaration and cheerfulness to contentment, melancholy, pain, and agony,” explains Rut (pronounced ‘root’). Encouraged by his mother, a painter herself, as a child Tomasz Rut was introduced to the Pompeiien Frescos and the magnificence of the Renaissance and the Baroque, which today inspire his stunning oil on canvases and sweeping murals. These masterful illusionary works, both in scale and splendor, evoke the harmony and form of the master painters, including the flamboyance of Rubens, the finesse of Caravaggio, and the emotion of Michelangelo.
Rut’s imaginary figures – centaurs, fauns, muses, and winged creatures – colorfully burst from the canvas with the grandiosity of Olympian Gods in active and dramatic poses. “The one element evident in all of my paintintgs is the superficial patina or aging,” which Rut creates with a variety of transparent and semi-transparent glazes. This process creates the illusionistic and expressive beauty of each mythical figure.
Tomasz Rut has been selected by Robb Report the Editor’s Choice Award as one of the Top Five most collectible artists in the United States of America. Who’s Who in America has selected Tomasz Rut as one of the most accomplished individuals who are leading us into the 21st century. The 56th edition of Who’s Who in America will profile Mr. Rut in its premier “living history” book which has over 100 years of profiling America’s greatest achievers. In addition, work by Tomasz Rut is currently under review by the Vatican as a possible inclusion into the Vatican Art Collection. Tomasz has been invited to present a selection of his “Angel” pieces for consideration. This is an extreme honor, and would become a lifetime achievement for Tomasz.
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