a family of Dutch artists of the 19th and 20th centuries.

Jan Theodoor Toorop (Johannes Toorop). Born Dec. 20, 1858, in Purworejo, Java; died Mar. 3, 1929, in The Hague. Painter, graphic artist, monumental sculptor, enameler, and potter.

Toorop studied in the academies of art of Amsterdam and Brussels from 1881 to 1885. His work was influenced by J. Bastien-Lepage, E. Manet, and J. Ensor, as well as by symbolism and cubism. After his early experiments in plein-air painting and a fascination with social motifs, Toorop turned to religious and symbolic images and a refined stylization of line. His chief works include the stained-glass windows of St. Josefskerk in Nijmegen (1913–15).

Charley Toorop (real name, Annie Caroline Pontifex). Born Mar. 24, 1891, in Katwijk, South Holland; died Nov. 5, 1955, in Bergen, North Holland. Painter.

Toorop studied mainly under her father, Jan Toorop. Her major works are monumental genre scenes, realistic in style, and portraits. Her paintings are permeated with understated emotion and assert the dignity of workers and creative thinkers, for example, Three Generations (1941–50; Boymans–Van Beunigen Museum, Rotterdam).


Siebelhoff, R. The Early Development of Jan Toorop. [Toronto] 1973.
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The likes of Degas' watercolour study of the blue chair in The Bellelli Family was snapped up at the opening (Talabardon & Gautier): the Rijksmuseum acquired a self-portrait by the Dutch-Indonesian Jan Toorop (1858-1928) from Le Claire Kunst while one of the fair's most expensive works, Van Gogh's charcoal Arriere-cour avec deuxpersonnages of 1882, was under offer at Arturo Cuellar.
Crosses, Christ figures, church interiors, clergymen performing rituals, people in prayer, prophets and pietas not only figure in the work of outspoken late-19th century catholic artists such as Giovanni Segantini (Kissing the Cross, 1882-83), Antoon Derkinderen (High Mass, 1886-87), James Ensor (The Entry of Christ in Brussels, 1898) and Jan Toorop (Sketch for a Resurrection, nd), but also in the work of later artists such as Arnulf Rainer (Cross, 1980--86) and Marc Mulders (Foundation in Christ, 1987) and contemporary artists such as Erzsebet Baerveldt (Pieta, 1992), Mike Kelly (Switching Marys, 2005), Julian Schnabel (Gogoltha, 1980) and Bill Viola (The Greeting, 1995).
He plays mercenary Toorop who is offered the lucrative contract of escorting a young woman, Aurora (Melanie Thierry), from her Neolite convent in Mongolia to the Big Apple.
THE STORY: Set in a post-apocalyptic future, mercenary Toorop (Vin Diesel) takes on the job of escorting mysterious young Aurora (Melanie Thierry) and sister Rebecca (Michelle Yeoh) across ravaged Eastern Europe and over to New York.
MERCENARY for hire Toorop (Diesel) is asked to escort a young woman, Aurora (Thierry), and her protector Sister Rebecca (Michelle Yeoh) from a Neolite convent in Mongolia to New York.
Here he plays Toorop, a mercenary hired to take the mysterious and seemingly magical Aurora (Melanie Thierry) from Eastern Europe to New York City.
As a mercenary for hire, Toorop (Diesel) escorts a young woman from her Neolite convent in Mongolia to New York.
As a mercenary for hire, Toorop (Diesel) escorts a woman from her convent in Mongolia to NewYork.
Mercenary for hire Toorop (Vin Diesel) is offered one of the most lucrative contracts of his inglorious career: to escort a young woman, Aurora (Melanie Thierry), from her Neolite convent in Mongolia to New York.
MERCENARY Toorop (Vin Diesel) is living in the futuristic, war-torn Russian state of New Serbia.
He plays mercenary Toorop, hired to take a girl from Russia to America through a world of violence and nastiness.
Or man-eat-cat, based on the dinner the mercenary Toorop (played by Vin Diesel) is about to sit down and eat along with a glass of wine (in this case, based on the acting, one suspects a vin ordinaire).