since 2010


Part of an ongoing ‘work in progress’ to map – by the means of index/longlist of a thousand living painters (not a rating list!) – the most painterly regions of contemporary 21st century painting on the basis of a specific aesthetic premisse and theory that evolves parallel to the endeavour, art is the sole criterium here. The premisse of the research is based on aesthetics only, fully independent from and not hindred by non-artistic criteria and issues such as inherited identity (gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual or religious orientation, etc.) and /or market value

Gender, education and similar topics are investigated to correct or comment assumptions such as ‘on every hunderd good painters only two are women’. The investigations itself are intentionally merely a posteriori and on-topic. The focus of the research follows a self-structuring methodology informed by online resources and the aesthetic approach

The index/longlist does not pretend to be fully complete or correct for example on biographical data. Painters born in 1987 or younger can be found on a seperate list of young painters

The 2016 list of a 1000 living painters (not a rating list!) has been the initial part of the research that started on the 10th of january 2010, and is outdated by the latest edition, reflecting the effort to focus more sharply on the results of Rembrandt’s Dog’s main criterium, at the same time mapping artistic, geographical, educational, biographical findings

All copyrights involved remain owned by their legal owners


the editor/researcher, Amsterdam 2017.11.17 (7th update)



Hoover Rembrandt's Dog RD1