ABOUT


A warm welcome at San T's art site San Turn Us.


My art represents expressions of visualized energy.
Recurrent themes are: sting, scission, schism and
convergence, whirlwinds, grounding, nature, nesting,
universe and female power.

My philosophy is my inspiration.
My inspiration is my expression.
My expression is my belief.
My belief is my incentive.

Please let me share this with you.

Enjoy my art!

San San Timmermans


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NEWS


2015
31.09.2015 - Stem op mij: Van Gogh schilderwedstrijd - schilderij nr. 3465

26.09.2015 - ADAF Anual Dutch Art Fair - Van Gogh expositie.

05.05.2015 - Les Alyscamps (Vincent van Gogh) geveild voor € 59 miljoen euro.

03.05.2015 - Van Gogh contest @ Dutch television (AVRO - TROS) - List all participants

01.05.2015 - This website was created in order to share my art and philosophy with the world.

17.04.2015 - Van Gogh exhibition @ Amsterdam Van Gogh Museum.

10.04.2015 - Kunstuur TV uitzending @ NPO- 2: AVRO-TROS.

13.03.2015 - Exploring new exhibition space at Vleuten shopping center.

26.02.2015 - Gerrit Benner exhibition @ the Fries Museum and Belvédere Musem.

22.02.2015 - Hanna van Ginkel exhibition @ Puntenburg.



2014
07.11.2014 - Isha (Kahtak) - Hari & Chetana / Korzo / RASA productions @ Utrecht.

05.11.2014 - Vaas met Klaprozen (Vincent van Gogh) geveild voor € 50 miljoen euro.

01.11.2014 - Dee Dee Bridgewater @ Theatro Manzoni, Bologna Italy.

11.09.2014 - Willem de Ridder - De trouwe Johannes @ Hamtoren.

06.09.2014 - Frame drumming.

02.09.2014 - Artamon - Symbolism, painters of the soul @ Hamtoren.

    juni 2014 - Atelier route Utrecht.

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Art in History




2000 ADPresentFUTUREArtist
2000 ADPresentSan's ArtSan Timmermans
1945 AD2014MODERN & POST-MODERNArtists
1980's1990's ADVictorian Revival
1980's1990's ADPost-Modern Classicism
1980's1990's ADComputer Art
1980's1990's ADNeo-Expressionism
1970's1980's ADPerformance Art
1970's1980's ADConceptual Art
1970's1980's ADNew Realism
 1960's ADMinimal Art
 1960's ADPop Art
 1960's ADOp Art
1945 AD1960 ADAbstract ExpressionismGerrit Benner
1880 AD1945 ADMODERNISMArtists
1920's1940's ADSurrealism 1924Carel Willink
1920's1940's ADBauhaus | Harlem Renaissance | International Style
19161922 ADDadaTheo van Doesburg
19071914 ADCubismPiet Mondriaan
19001920 ADFauvism / CobraKarel Appel
19001920 ADExpressionismEdvrad Munch
18801900 ADPost ImpressionismVincent van Gogh
1800 AD1880 ADPRE-MODERNArtists
1870's AD1890's ADImpressionismJan Toorop
1830's AD1850's ADRealismJozef Israëls
1800 AD1880 ADRomanticism (Victorian)Barend Koekoek
1750 AD1880 ADNeo-Classicism (Greek Revival | Georgian Style)Johannes van Dreght
1400 AD1800 ADRENAISSANCEArtists
1700 AD1750 ADRococoJacob de Wit
1600 AD1700 ADBaroqueRembrandt van Rijn
1500 AD1600 ADRenaissance: EuropeGerard Mercator
1400 AD1600 ADRenaissance: Italy
373 AD1453 ADMIDDLE AGESArtists
200 AD 732 ADCeltic, Saxon, & Hiberno
400 AD1453 ADByzantine Art
527 AD 565 ADJustinian
622 AD 900 ADIslamic Art
732 AD 900 ADCarolingian Art
900 AD1050 ADOttonian Art
1000 AD1140 ADRomanesque Style
1140 AD1500 ADGothic Style
800 BC 337 ADCLASSIC CIVILIZATIONSArtists
323 BC 150 BCHellenistic Art
509 BC 337 ADRoman Art
600 BC 500 BCEtruscan Art
3000 BC 331 BCANCIENT CIVILIZATIONSArtists
800 BC 323 BCGreek Art
539 BC 331 BCPersian
1000 BC 539 BCAssyrian/Neo-Babylonian
1370 BC1340 BCAmarna Art
1650 BC1100 BCMycenean (Greece)
3000 BC1100 BCAegean Art
3000 BC1475 BCMinoan (Crete)
3200 BC1070 BCEgyptian Art
3500 BC 331 BCMesopotamian Art
3500 BC1750 BCSumerian/Akkadian
ATELIER


  Atelier - The Hamtower

• Location painting atelier: "The Hamtower", a former castle in the vincinity of Haarzuylens Castle. Today only the tower remains. The workspace is situated at the fourth floor, which limits the sizes of canvases that can be carried up on the stairs.

• Applied techniques: mixed style and materials. Sometimes products from nature are added, like roseleafs, herbs, and even seagull-wings. Also wrapping can be applied, often a vail in order to emphasize the translucence.

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  Discussing art

Explaining, contemplating and discussing art productions with collegue painters.











  The artist at work

The artist at work. Prestudies are conductes inside the tower. The inspiration often arises from nature outside the atelier and is incorporated in the art work.














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EXHIBITION


Van Gogh Museum - Amsterdam - Contest 2015

The post-impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh was suffering from depression. He is known for having used natural substances for self-treatment, resulting in averse side-effects caused by chronic overdose (ref. e.g.: Medical Toxicology -page 1751). Two substances in particular are said to be contributing to his artistic life:

(1) • St John's-wort (Hypericum perforatum), in modern pharmacology known as digoxin, resulting in blurred and yellowed vision. The  yellow color  is therefore dominant in some of his most reknown works, like the Sunflowers and Wheatfields.

(2) • Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium), which he even painted in his Still Life with Absinthe, 1887. It induces side effects as psychosis and hallucinations. The uneven heart rate (induced as a side-effect of St John's wort) might have been perceived as an internal attack within a state of psychosis. This combination is thought to be the reason why Vincent shot himself through his heart.

Although impressionists have greatly influenced my style of painting, I'd rather call myself an expressionnist. Like Vincent states "By closing your eyes for the visible truth, inspiration can be found from within." That is how I create my work. Emotions, etherical vision and cosmic connections are materialized and transferred to the canvas. "The healing power of painting and the sower of truth."

The "Inspired by Van Gogh" contest offers the opportunity to share three works of art. I did choose for a tryptych (Dutch: "triptiek"). Although it is not in the way that Vincent used to combine three paintings by adding sidewings to the main central piece (Brieven aan zijn broeder). My triptych shows three stages of existence.

Zeebel
(2011) 60 x 70 cm
acryl on canvas
Sterrennest
(2015) 120 x 160 cm
acryl on canvas
Sterrenbloem
(2013) 100 x 100 cm
acryl on canvas
The origin The development The destination
Eerste schilderij van een triptiek (oorsprong-ontwikkeling-bestemming) gebaseerd op het lijden van Van Gogh en zijn verlangen naar troost verbeeld in zijn werk Pietà (naar Delacroix). Een poort door de moederschoot, de innerlijke kristal openbrekend, een moeder die haar kinderen beschermt, veilig ontspint zich een web van zilverdraden, ontward en bevrijd, kristalhelder verbonden met de oerkracht van het bestaan. Tweede schilderij van een triptiek (oorsprong-ontwikkeling-bestemming) gebaseerd op het verlangen van Van Gogh om naar de sterren te reizen. "Waarom, vraag ik me af, zouden de stralende stippen in de lucht niet net zo makkelijk te bereiken zijn als de zwarte stippen op de kaart van Frankrijk?" Afgebeeld is een sterrennest. Midden tussen de buigende aren staat het oer-nest waarin de cocons worden uitgebroed. Het sterrenzaad, gereed voor ontluiking. De geaarde, standvastige en gewortelde (levens)boom, staat binnen in een graancirkel (de 20e eeuw variant van het 19e eeuwse Korenveld met kraaien). De kosmische wervelwinden in de sterrennacht hebben deze graancirkels gevormd en beschermen de aardse ontkiemende sterrenzaden. In het oosten gloort de dageraad. In het westen het poollicht. De diagonale multi-dimensionale vortex zuigt het sterrenzaad door de kosmos. De boom spreidt zijn armen wijd om de sterren te omhullen. Derde schilderij van een triptiek (oorsprong-ontwikkeling-bestemming). Afgebeeld is het sterrenzaad geïnspireerd op de zonnebloemen en de sterrennacht. Een bloem of een ster. Ingezoomd of uitgezoomd. Recht op, of op zijn "kop".

The middle piece "Sterrennest" is specifically created for this contest. Please check out the details and close-ups in the pictures below. Special attention is requested for "the making of" elaboration on the creation of the "Van Gogh Inspired" artwork. (Click on the arrow in the middle of that section to expand the information box.)

  1 • Sterrennest | Resurrection
titleSterrennest | Resurrection
period© 2015
dimensions120 x 160 cm
materialAcryl on canvas
photographyRoswitha van Vliet
inspirationStarry night, Wheatfield with Crows, Crop circles
techniqueMulti-layered paintbrush, spatula, opaque and translucent acryl on canvas.
descriptionCosmos, whirlwind, Aurora - Tree, axis, nests - Hay, wheat, cropcircle.
Typical "Van Gogh topics" are combined in one piece. The whirlwind in the starry night is transferring it's energy through the treebranches onto the cropcircles in the wheatfields. The wheat is bending. The horizon, like in Gerrit Benner's paintings, is fading. The boundaries between earth and cosmos are disappearing. The sunrise in the east is transforming into sunset in the west. The rooted tree is bending, adapting to the flow in the sky.
The making of...
At Van Gogh's Studio Practice insight into the working method of Vincent is gathered. The way this specific, inspired by Van Gogh contest, piece of art was created is described in this section. High-res detailed pictures are listed. (click arrow to view).



  2 • Sterrenbloem
titleStardust
period© 2013
dimensions100 x 100 cm
materialAcryl on canvas
photographyArno Prijs
descriptionStardust, sterrenzaad
inspiration 
technique 


  3 • Zeebel
titleZeebel
period© 2011
dimensions60 x 70 cm
materialAcryl on canvas
photographyArno Prijs
descriptionPrimordial mother's whomb, uterus, baarmoeder, birth, geboorte
inspiration 
technique 



PHILOSOPHY


My art represents expressions of visualized energy.
Recurrent themes are: sting, scission, schism and
convergence, whirlwinds, grounding, nature,
universe and female power.

My philosophy is my inspiration.
My inspiration is my expression.
My expression is my belief.
My belief is my incentive.



ZIJN

TO BE

Bij. Bee.
Bijen. Bees.
Bijeen. Gather.
Wees erbij. Be there.
De sleutels.The keys.


  Saturnia

Saturnia (tropical giant moth)
Dutch: Nacht pauw oog, (Night peacock eye)



  Path of Stones

Saturnia Dichotomy
Triangle Crossroad


  Rhytms and Symbols in Nature


PI | Port | Gateway | Archway | Arch

PI = Circumference / Diameter ≈ 3,1415926535




PRIME

13
31
1331 - 3113

• Prime (or a prime number) is a natural number greater than 1 that has no positive divisors other than itself and 1.
• Euclid's theorem asserts that there are infinitely many prime numbers, and therefore the prime sequence never ends.
• The fundamental theorem of arithmetic states that every integer greater than 1 either is prime itself or is the product of prime numbers, and that this product is unique, up to the order of the factors.
• The Ulam spiral depicts all natural numbers in a spiral-like way. Surprisingly, prime numbers cluster on certain diagonals and not others.
• Primes grow like weeds among the natural numbers, seeming to obey no other law than that of chance, but also exhibit stunning regularity, and that there are laws governing their behavior, and that they obey these laws with almost military precision.
• Movements of free "natural phenomena" and unequal durations with lengths given by different prime numbers to create unpredictable ametrical rhythms.
Quatre Etudes De Rythme (1949-50) - Nos. 3 and 4.


  Wake Turbulence

Movement in time requires energy. And movement in space also produces energy. Beyond time and space, this whirling energy can be seen at the waves originating from a propelling boat. It can also be seen originating from the wingtips of an airplane. The photograph at the right shows how the smoke column below is being transformed by the passing airplane into a vortex. These vortexes of energy form a basis of my artwork.



The seagull is flying. No restraining country-borders. The spiraling fluoresent energy dominates. The vacuum in the center is The Mother's birthcanal. Rose-leafs of love are sprouting.

THE ARTIST


San Timmermans was born in 1963 in Utrecht, The Netherlands. Her grandmother was born at Haarzuylens Castle county and her grandfather worked the park around the castle. This is where San's respect for nature was influenced. San loves to hike, listen to birds, watching nature's elements from sky to stone.

San is first a mother. Her masterpieces are the creation of her two children. They are currently in their twenties attending university. She was inspired by the dark roccoco paintings from judges, all austere men, dressed up in black, covering the wall of the law faculty. Amidst the Royal King. Not a single woman. She decided to add a white lacing to the painting of her daughter, predicting that the King's picture should be replaced by her talented daughter.

San's favorite hobby is skating. Ever since she was five she developped her skills. Both on ice and wheels. Over fourty years later she still skates almost every day, even in summer.

San's true passion is dancing. As an acknowledged belly-dancer she is able to combine her skills. Dancing on wheels with a vail, like the expressions in her paintings, thus leaving the spectator with a magical translucent transcending experience.



11.03.2007 - De Weekkrant (Dutch local newspaper)

Celebrate the full moon:
'Let's join the sun's and moon's energy.'

San's respect for nature and energy is not only seen in her art work but can also be found in her focus. Spirituality is her way of experiencing life. Biological food is her way of safeguarding her earthly temple, her body.

San's primordial contemplation is also reflected in the self recupperant potency of nature and body. She is the founder of the "Germanic Art of Healing" workgroup. Like the quote of Vincent van Gogh: "The healing power of painting and the sower of truth."
COLOFON


owner San Timmermans
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locationUtrecht, The Netherlands, Europe