Artist: Rutger ten Broeke (1944)
Irma, semi classical pose, Baarlo, 1985
Vintage gelatin silverprint by the photographer, printed in 1989, format 33×25,5cm, signed in the margin, edition 8/20.
Rutger ten Broeke was born on February 11, 1944 in Arnhem. He studied at college in Arnhem and at the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. Ten Broeke is a key figure in the development of photography in The Netherlands. In 1984, he organized the first photography Biënniale in Enschede, The Netherlands. He worked for several fashion magazines and started the photography gallery, F32 in 1985.
Ten Broeke is internationally known for his classic black and white nudes. Central to his work is his fascination with the (female) body in nature and the emotional relationship between the two. Ten Broeke creates timeless and harmonious images with compositional perfection. His aesthetic concept combines beauty and purity with great technical skills.
Ten Broeke was a professor at the AKI (The Academy for Art and Industry) in Enschede and is active up until now as a free, creative art photographer.