04 July 2010

Painting Jan Peter Balkenende

The soon to leave minister president of The Netherlands Jan Peter Balkenende is portrayed by the artists Marisa Polin, Maarten Welbergen en Raymond Huisman on the first program of this season's Sterren op het Doek. The presentator Hanneke Groenteman interviews artists and premier.
First the artists meet the talkative and enthousiast Minister President at the Catshuis. where they start to paint. After one week each of the artists are visited at their studios. At the end of the program at Gemeente Museum of The Hague, the Minister President Jan Peter Balkenende chooses one of the three paintings that is kindly given for free by each one of the artists. The two paintings that are not chosen will be auctioned on internet. The amount gathered will be given to: Stichting Pallieter in Capelle a/d IJssel.

To see which portrait is chosen you can see the TV program on Tuesday 13 July at 21.20 hours on Nederlands 2 television channel.

Minister president Jan Peter Balkenende, artist Maarten Welbergen, artist Raymond Huisman, presentator Hanneke Groenteman and artist Marisa Polin at the Catshuis where the first session of the portraits was filmed.

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