Her photography is regularly published in art magazines and included in several art collections, like The Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Museum Rotterdam, Generali, Allianz and many private collections.
W H I T E C O L L A R
'White Collar' is a series by Marie Cecile Thijs. The models are wearing a 17th-century antique ruff collar that belongs to the collection of the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Because this collar is so delicate and rare, it was photographed by Marie Cecile Thijs - separately and under special conditions - in the Rijksmuseum and placed afterwards on her models by way of digital imaging. Photos Girl with White Collar at table and Cat with White Collar are included in the collection of the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam (NL).
About the ruff collar (information by the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam):
'This collar is made of particularly fine batiste or cambric. As the name suggests, the material originally came from the Flemish town of Kamerijk or Cambrai. It was introduced to the Northern Netherlands by the Flemish refugees who arrived in the late sixteenth century. Haarlem weavers specialised in the fabric. Because of its shape, this kind of collar was known as a millstone ruff. These became fashionable in the second half of the sixteenth century under the influence of the Spanish rulers. Early millstone ruffs were starched with regular pleats. This collar, however, is looser and less tidy. It is of a type that was popular with young, fashionable men around 1615 to 1635. This is the only surviving pleated ruff in the world.'
C O O K S
Each portrait of a chef cook is a small scene out of life, showing the special interest of the cook.
M A J E S T I C
Surrealistic portraits of majestic cats, with a nod to human nature.
H U M A N A N G E L S
Marie Cecile Thijs depicts angels as man's impromptu companions. In her work, angels are a timeless metaphor representing hope and autonomy. She intermingles the surreal world of angels with today's world to create a new reality. She also shows angels in more of a traditional portrait setting, partly inspired by classical painting and sculpture.
H O R S E S
These elegant and powerful animals have fascinated Marie Cecile Thijs since her childhood and she has been a keen equestrian for many years. That is why she has given the horse its proper place in her portrait photography. Recently she portraited the famous horse Salinero with which Anky van Grunsven had so many Olympic successes.
L E G A L P R A C T I T I O N E R S
Marie Cecile Thijs has a predilection for making portraits of legal practitioners, as she worked as a lawyer at the tribunal in the past. In 2008, the curator at the Photo Museum Antwerp (Belgium) selected her series of portraits for the international group exhibition Room for Justice, for the benefit of the Organisation for Human Rights, named Advocats Sans Frontieres. This series has also been exhibited in the Supreme Court (Hoge Raad), the Hague (NL).
A R T I S T S, P O L I T I C I A N S & W R I T E R S
Portraits of personalities
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