Paintings by Christopher van der Craats
A painting is a work of art, it exists within an art historical context. Every person who puts brush to canvas participates and adopts the codes and the expectations of society. It has intellectual and political meaning, it is a fashion and fits within the spirit of a particular time and social context. It is how an individual speaks to the world of inner thoughts, observations and feelings. Art also references itself like facing mirrors providing endless reflections. All art is essentially and unavoidably about art.