A story about art and the whispers of a muse in the battle for artistic freedom.
Jan Sirks believes experimentation is the supreme right of every artist.
When the gallery directors of Rotterdam silently close their doors and art-critics declare a war on diversity Jan helps to gather an army of like-minded artists from the avant-garde movements De Branding and De Stijl . Together they fight for the right to exhibit in their own city. The battle brings out the demons, traitors and deserters of the early twentieth century Dutch art world.
Jan is on the edge of sanity when his feisty muse Hillegonda retreats and forces him to look beyond freedom and social justice. He delves deeper than expected and is confronted with a deeply personal dilemma.
The Dutch Artist and His Muse is the true story of the quiet revolutionary artist Jan Sirks.