Polish artist Tomasz Rut once said, “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.
” He purposely ignores the darker sides of human emotion, focusing on the good or beautiful acts surrounding mankind. Since Rut was just a child, growing up in Poland, he has been preparing himself for his prolific career.
Encouraged by his mother, a painter trained at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Rut was introduced to the Pompeian Frescos and the magnificent history of the Renaissance and the Baroque periods as a child.
The classical paintings and sculpture inspired his stunning oils, murals, and graphic works. These masterful illusionary images, both in scale and splendor, evoke the harmony and form of the master painters. The flamboyance of Rubens, the finesse of Caravaggio, and the emotion of Michelangelo are Rut’s inspiration.