Exhibitions to visit in the Rodin Year

Of course you know his “Thinker”. It is one of the best known sculptures in the world. Perhaps you have seen “The Kiss”, or his “Balzac”, or “Burghers of Calais”. Or you may be familiar with his sketches and drawings? Or his unorthodox private life?

Continue reading

Once important enough to be painted; now unknown

On a recent visit to Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum, I sauntered through its lower level rooms. Most tourists prefer its floor with the Night Watch and other Dutch Golden Age treasures. I was exploring its art from the Middle Ages and Renaissance.

Continue reading

Turkish Tulips at Amsterdam

Sorry, teased you a bit. The title of the small exhibition at the canal house museum van Loon does refer to tulips. However, it also refers to the artist’s name and works of art by him and his friends. While walking through this period home, you need to watch carefully to detect some of the exhibited modern art. It is a bit of a treasure hunt.

Continue reading

Prints in Paris – at the Amsterdam van Gogh museum

“From elite to the street”, is the exhibition’s subtitle. For the van Gogh Museum takes you from elitist collector’s rooms to Parisian streets. This new exhibition explains the craze for prints which took Paris by storm during the “fin de siecle”.
Continue reading

Tower of Babel visits Japan

Fans and visitors of the Rotterdam Museum Boijmans van Beuningen received sad news, a few weeks ago. A selection of the museum’s masterpieces can not be admired from last Sunday till autumn 2017. Or rather, they can’t be admired in Rotterdam, for they will travel to Japan.

Continue reading