Monday hero: Rik Wouters

After visiting the exhibition 'Kleur ontketend' at the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague, there is only one possible Monday hero: The Belgian painter and sculptor Rik Wouters (1882-1916) who has been one of my very favorite artists since I attended  artacademy.

For the beautiful colors, the open way he painted, the moving portraits and the fact that he found his objects close by: the landscape around Bosvoorde, interiors, portraits of friends, and above all his wife Nel.