In 'The love of the nude', art critic and publicist Marc Couwenbergh examines the qualities of the nudes of Theo Beerendonk. He also places it against the background of the history of nude in
Western art history. From the prehistoric fertility images and Greek classical beauties, through the voluptuous nudes of Peter Paul Rubens and Rembrandt to the scandalous nudes of Édouard Manet
in Paris of the second half of the nineteenth century, to the contemporary, semi-abstract nudes of Ellen Vroegh, who were removed from the hall of the town hall of Huizen in 2009 after complaints
from Muslims and native Dutch counterparts. elicits responses.
Theo Beerendonk has hung in many museums.
Of which in 2011 a beautiful overview exhibition in the Museum Civico (Anzio a coastal town near Rome) and in 2012-2013 an overview exhibition in the entire Museum De Wieger in Deurne.
The love for the nude gives an overview of his nudes made in various techniques such as oil on canvas, watercolor, etching, pastel, charcoal, pencil drawing.
Book size 24 cm x 17 cm and includes 96 pages.
And is hardcover and richly illustrated.
In 'The Love of the Nude', about seventy of his nudes, depicted in color, have been brought together. The book testifies to his artistic ability to portray nudes as quirky as with integrity