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By Morgan Greenwald, Billboard / Online Music News

 

When Britney Spears isn’t busy with her residency in Las Vegas, the pop sensation loves to post photos on social media showing off her tanned, toned body, and followers of the singer - Billboard included - can’t help but notice a painting that keeps popping up in the singer’s selfies...           

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Tomasz Rut: The New Age of Aestheticism

by Pietros Maneos

Most recently, while out and about in Boca Raton, Florida, I chanced upon the newly opened gallery of Tomasz Rut in Royal Palm Place. I was greeted by beautiful-bodied women, heroically muscled men and horses depicted with such beauty, grace and detail that I felt as if I was in the private room of a Renaissance aristocrat like a Medici or Lombard, or in the summer home of the Pope. As I explored the gallery a bit further, I discovered that Tomasz' work is indeed in the Vatican permanent collection following a meeting with Pope Benedict as well as in the private collection of the Sultan of Brunei...

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THE COLLECTIBLE WORKS AND AN INTERVIEW WITH PAINTER TOMASZ RUT

By Stephanie Payne, JustLuxe Lifestyle

 

Tomasz Rut is regarded as one of the leading contemporary figurative painters alive and was named in 1999 by Robb Report as one of five most collectible living artists (along with Chihuly, Clemente and others). More recently, two of his paintings were blessed by His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI before finding a permanent home in the Vatican Collection in Rome…                                                               

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HIS GALLERY? THE VATICAN

By Tonya Alanez, South Florida Sun Sentinel

 

SOUTH FLORIDA ARTIST'S WORKS PART OF VATICAN COLLECTION

He works out of a quiet home studio, tucked next to North Lake, where few know who he is, or what he does. But local artist Tomasz Rut recently took his place alongside Michelangelo, Raphael and other great artists of the Renaissance – “my greatest teachers, my heroes” – when two of his paintings were blessed by the pope and added to the Vatican Collection…                                                                                                                                                                                                                                VIEW ARTICLE

TOMASZ RUT TRIBUTE TO THE OLYMPICS

Art World News Magazine

 

Tomasz Rut, for whom the Olympics has a special meaning, has created several paintings dedicated to the various disciplines. His father, Tadeusz Rut, was an Olympic athlete representing Poland in three different Olympics in hammer throw. “One of the most celebrated athletes in Poland and my childhood hero, he won a medal at the Rome Olympiad in 1960. I’ve been always fascinated by athletic competitions which to me represent the ultimate in the human search for glory and perfection…”                                                                                                                                                                                 VIEW ARTICLE

LIVING ARTIST

By Dr. Carol Damian, Associate Professor & Chairperson of the Visual Arts, Florida International University; Palm Beach & the Naples Times

 

TOMASZ RUT DRAWS ON CLASSICAL AND RENAISSANCE ART TO CREATE A VISION OF MODERN IDEALISM 

Throughout the history of art, many artists have been extremely skillful at conjuring up a a wholly fantastic dream world of captivating creatures and nostalgic pastorals occupied by lovely nymphs and strange composites of man and beast. Inspired by the mythology of the Greeks and Romans, their images of idealized female goddesses and heroic athletes evoke the legends of the past and a bucolic existence of timeless reverie. Tomasz Rut is also inspired by this mythology and by its completely imagined world that becomes incredibly real under the painter’s magical brush…                              

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A RETURN TO THE CLASSICS

By Dorothy Keane-White, Art Curator & Director for Northwood University; Sun Storm Fine Art magazine

 

To encounter Tomasz Rut’s monumental tableau – his centaurs, cupids, beribboned naiads and Olympian youths – is to remember things long buried.

But isn’t all this artistic apostasy? Haven’t these motifs been anathema since Courbet’s – circa 1860 – exhortation: “Show me and angel and I’ll paint you one.”

Such questions are laden with irony. For decades skeptics looked at Picasso’s cubes, Mondrian’s squares, Matta’s sqiggles, Pollock’s drips and Lichtenstein’s Ben-Day dots and similarly asked, “Is this art?” Lately, artists have “gone as far as they can go” so the pendulum swings back…                                                                                   

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TOMASZ RUT’S ANTIQUED PAINTINGS POSE ISSUES OF TODAY

By Sarah Seamark, Art World News

 

The intent of Tomasz Rut is that the audience for his paintings is inspired in a positive way by his depiction of the beauty in mankind. He purposefully ignores the dark side of humanity in his paintings, instead focusing on the good. “We

are all spiritual beings, and we are capable of some wonderful acts and of creating a lot of beauty around us”, he acknowledges…                                                                                                                                       VIEW ARTICLE

CRAFTING AN ECLECTIC MIX

By Saxon Henry, Florida Design magazine

 

Renowned artist Tomasz Rut fashions a home and studio that exudes classic charm with South Pacific flair.

Though this is the first time acclaimed artist Tomasz Rut has designed a home to showcase his own works, he cannot remember a time when he wasn’t steeped in the creation of art. “I was drawing in my mother’s studio before I could speak,” he says. “By the time I was 18, I was painting…                                                                                                                                                                                                                           VIEW ARTICLE   

A SUDDEN AWAKENING

By Sara Churchville

 

As one glance at his paintings would lead you to suspect, Polish-born artist Tomasz Rut lives in a world infused with beauty.

Surrounded by bougainvillea, his West Palm Beach, Florida, home of 5 years is a study in tranquility and quiet grace. Shadows from the overhead leaves seem etched onto the translucent white awning that shades the back terrace, which looks out onto a small grotto. Everything is suffused with indirect sunlight, perhaps the same kind of light that Michelangelo would have noticed on a summer day in Rome…                

 

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MODERN COMMISSIONS FOR CLASSICAL PAINTINGS

By Linda Marks, American Artist magazine

 

Many artists follow methods used by classical painters, but Tomasz Rut actually strives to duplicate their style and subject matter, even going so far as to make his canvases appear aged. The market for his oil paintings has ranged from fashion designer Gianni Versace to shopping-mall patrons…                                                               

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THE RIGHT RUT

By Linda Marks, Ocean Drive magazine 

 

Tomasz Rut creates ageless art that transcends time.

Even before he learned how to speak in his native Poland, artist Tomasz Rut (pronounced Root) drew mythological figures on paper, napkins or anywhere else he could sketch. “The first thing I remember about myself is drawing” says Rut as he sits in his canvas filled West Palm Beach warehouse studio. “I am quite sure I drew before I spoke"...                                                                                                                                                                 VIEW ARTICLE

A RETURN TO THE CLASSICS

By Matt Sweeney, Alex magazine

 

Finally! After years and years of looking at paintings of squares and squiggles, dots and drips, cubes and Campbell Soup cans, here is an artist whose work one can look at and not ask the question: “Is it art?”…

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TOMASZ RUT. Y EL REGRESSO A LOS CLASICOS

Selecta magazine

 

Hombres o dioses…? Angeles en forma y essencia. Caballos mitologicos y figures de gran sensualida que fueron descubiertas y luego dibujados porel artista cuando apenas era un nino…                               VIEW ARTICLE

SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW

Palm Beach Illustrated

 

At first glance, the paintings look old. The canvas is cracked and worn thin in places. Centuries of weather seem to have marked them, streaking the paint, fading the colors. Nearly everything about the oil paintings indicates that they are remnants of a time passed – except for the artist… VIEW ARTICLE

FIGURATIVELY SPEAKING

By Debbie Hogan, Art Trends magazine

 

[…] Tomasz Rut digs through ancient relics to find ideal beauty and existence. Giclee prints of his work are published by R&W Studios. “My initial inspiration came from the classics, reaching far back into antiquity. I noticed all the damage and all the abuse that the art has endured. It lends an abstract element to it,” says Rut…                                                                                       VIEW ARTICLE

 NEO BAROQUE ARTIST TOMASZ RUT FEATURED AT WENTWORTH GALLERY

By Susan B. Kelly, Focus magazine

 

“The first thing I remember in my life is drawing,” says Tomasz Rut. “I think I did that before I spoke.” The Polish born artist was a true prodigy, luckily, his mother was an artist who recognized his talent early…

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THE NAKED TRUTH

By Tracy McCormick, U.S. Art Gallery magazine

 

Rut, a Polish-born artist who lives in Palm Beach, Fla., paints semi-nude men wrestling with wild horses and strategically clothed naked couples embracing on superficially aged, often sprawling canvases reminiscent of Italian frescoes. It’s Rut’s Old-World style…

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DE COEUR ET D’AME

By J.P., French press

 

Dans le cadre d’une tournee qui le conduira, entre autres, a Florence puis a Paris, Tomasz Rut a reserve sa premier exposition europeenne pour le Cannet.

Le Cannet qui lui a reserve un accueil international lors d’un vernissage tres cosmopolite, a la mesure du talent de ce jeune peintre ne en Pologne mais aujourd’hui Americaine, au talent plein d’une maturite qui, generalement, ne s’acquiert qu’avec le temps…                 VIEW ARTICLE

Дышали твои ароматные плечи...

By Elvira Biket, Novaya Florida Newspaper

“Дышали твои ароматные плечи, упругие груди неровно вздымались, твои сладострастные тихие речи мне чем-то далеким и смутным казались.”
Эти прекрасные поэтические строки Константина Бальмонта приходят на память, когда рассматриваешь живописные полотна замечательного всемирно-известного художника, ныне живущего в США, Томаша Рута...

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FROM BLAND TO GRAND

By Audra D.S. Burch, The Miami Herald

 

An artist turns an ugly duckling into a tropical retreat in Hollywood Lakes.

It was a house that only an artist could love. Squat, chopped up and hidden behind brush, the house on Northlake Drive in Hollywood was quietly wilting...

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TOMASZ RUT, PAINTER

By Gary Schwan, The Palm Beach Post

 

Personal: 35, married. Born in Warsaw, Poland, lives in West Palm Beach. Rut studied art conservation in Poland and painting in the U.S.

How did he get started? "I've been drawing and painting since I was a child"...

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DOBRA INWESTYCJA

By Anna Popek, Puls Biznesu magazine

 

Wsrod pieciu wspolczesnych malarzy w USA, w ktorych dziela najbardziej warto inwestowac, znajduje sie Polak – Tomasz Rut. “Robb Report”, ktory corocznie oglasza taki ranking, to pismo dla koneserow luksusowego stylu zycia I bywalcow salonow, ale tez poradnik dla marchandow. Polski artysta sprzedaje swoje obrazy w 290 galeriach w calych Stanach...                                                                VIEW ARTICLE

PAINTER’S PASSPORT TO ASIA IS IN HIS KITCHEN

By Linda Bladholm, The Miami Herald

 

When Polish-born painter Tomasz Rut invites friends to his Hollywood home, the theme is distinctly Asian, from the food to the décor. On a recent Sunday evening, hand rolled sushi with plum-flavored sake whetted guest’s appetites while Rut made laksa, a spicy Southeast Asian noodle soup…

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