Expected: Michael Wolf’s “Life in Cities”

Michael Wolf specializes in taking photos of people living in cities like Tokyo and Hong Kong. Within a few days, an important retrospective will open at the The Hague Museum of Photography, showing works from his earliest years to recent series. Photos from  “Architecture of Density” to Wolf’s “Street View” series will be exhibited.
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Not one, but two van Gogh drawings

Don’t know where it started, but many reports are not 100% correct. Not one, but two drawings are now attributed to Vincent van Gogh. Moreover, they are not exhibited at the van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.
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Bayeux Tapestry will travel

France will allow the famous Bayeux Tapestry to leave the country for the first time in 950 years. The Bayeux Tapestry will visit the country where it probably was created. President Macron meets PM May this week. During his visit, he is expected to announce the tapestry will be exhibited in the UK.

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Teylers’ curator solves mystery

In 2009, the Haarlem Teylers Museum bought a manuscript of fifty 18th century pages. These contained beautiful drawings of insects. No artist’s name was included, so here was a mystery.

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Jewels stolen from Venice Doge Palace

Hard to have missed, as international media and culture & art blogs report on it. Yesterday, it became clear several pieces of jewelry were stolen from Venice’s former Doge Palace – now a museum.

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Loving Vincent – at the Noordbrabants Museum

They love “Loving Vincent”. Friends, acquaintances, complete strangers rave about “Loving Vincent” – since its 2017 release. Not seen it yet? Neither have I.

I  went to the “Loving Vincent” exhibition at the Noordbrabants Museum.

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Romanticism in the North – at the Groninger Museum

“Romanticism in the North: From Friedrich to Turner” is the Groninger Museum’s current exhibition. Visitors can admire over ninety romantic works till the 6th of May 2018. All works date from about 1800 to 1850 and either show northern scenes or were created by northern artists.

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Groninger Museum: a local talent

In the Groninger museum’s print room, a local talent is put in the spotlight. The small exhibition “A Woman in Art” shows works by Albarta ten Oever.

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Van Gogh’s “Watermill at Coll”

The Noordbrabants Museum at Den Bosch, the Netherlands, recently bought a van Gogh painting at a New York auction. In December 2017, its newly acquired “Watermill at Coll” was shown to an eager museum public for the first time. The painting will become part of a permanent exhibition at this Dutch museum.

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Lost and found: a Monet showing the effect of fog

The current temp exhibition “Jongkind and friends” at the Dordrecht Museum shows Jongkind’s importance for painters like Monet. The exhibition shows how Monet’s style changed under Jongkind’s influence and slowly evolves into a loose, impressionistic one.

So no better news than to read a lost Monet painting depicting the effect of fog has been found and will be part of an exhibition.

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