About Kate

Multilingual arts & culture journalist, blogger, columnist, writer and translator. Contributes to international (news) media. 2014 winning columnist Gentse Schrijversdagen, Gand, Belgium.

Café interior by Vincent van Gogh?

Dutch media reported this morning, a new painting by Vincent van Gogh may have been discovered. The work shows an interior of a café. It bears what appears to be van Gogh’s signature in a left hand corner.

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Amsterdam “Sunflowers” removed for research and restoration

Yesterday, one of Vincent van Gogh’s beloved paintings was removed for restoration. Until Friday 22nd of February 2019, his “Sunflowers” are not exhibited in Amsterdam. The still life is usually displayed in the van Gogh Museum’s permanent exhibition building. Continue reading

Fascinated by miniature books?

The Guardian published an article on miniature books 3rd of January 2019. The London Library recently decided to put its “nearly 50 officially designated miniature books” on display. Not a grand exhibition: one glass-fronted cabinet suffices, it seems.

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Hand back our vase and flowers! Pronto!

The Guardian reported on a very special “exhibition” at the Palazzo Pitti in Italy, today. A poster of a painting went on display. This poster of a painting is framed by the word “stolen!” in three languages.

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Exhibition: Three Kings and Hieronymus Bosch in Den Bosch

One exhibition which fits in perfectly with Christmas festivities, can be found at the Noordbrabants Museum in Den Bosch. Its theme is the “Adoration of the Magi”. It explores the importance of Hieronymus Bosch’ works and their impact on contemporaries and later artists.

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National Trust’s Dutch Masters at the Mauritshuis, The Hague

The exhibition “Dutch masters from British country houses” at the Mauritshuis museum in The Hague, the Netherlands, will close 6th of January 2019. If you are visiting the country during the Christmas holidays: make sure not to miss it.

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Lost Dickens’ portrait exhibited

From today till 25th of January 2019, a portrait of Charles Dickens is displayed by Philip Mould & Company, London. The portrait was created in 1843. It mysteriously disappeared after a summer exhibition in 1844.

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Mummified cats and beetles? Explained in “Gods of Ancient Egypt”

Leiden’s Museum of Antiquities (RMO) offers a wonderful exhibition on Ancient Egypt’s deities. Visit its “Gods of Ancient Egypt” exhibition and you will understand why cats and other animals were mummified.

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Stolen Picasso recovered? Hoax!

Over the weekend, people were speculating. Had a Picasso, stolen from a Rotterdam museum, turned up? Experts were trying to establish the authenticity of the recovered work. Police were investigating.

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Willem Buytewech’s “Merry Company” joins Mauritshuis

The Mauritshuis Museum in The Hague announced, it acquired a painting by Willem Buytewech: “Merry Company”. Buytewech is better known as an early seventeenth century draughtsman and engraver. The reason: only six of his paintings still exist.

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