Does not sound pretty, but research unearthed new information about Thomas Gainsborough’s early career. It seems, two murders within the Gainsborough family helped him getting apprenticed to a London artist.
After revealing his discovery of the intriguing portrait of Rembrandt’s “Young Gentleman”, it seems Jan Six has done it again! Dutch media fell over each other today, reporting he had discovered another Rembrandt!
“Kamagurkistan” is a “country” currently located inside the NoordBrabants Museum in Den Bosch. A visit is highly recommended; provided, visitors meet certain requirements.
Later this month, a new exhibition will open at Amsterdam’s Rembrandt House Museum. The museum announced a few hours ago, it obtained two new works for its collection. These will be shown in the yet-to-open “Rembrandt in Paris” exhibition.
Visitors to Rotterdam’s Boijmans van Beuningen museum are treated to a “blockbuster” exhibition, which opened last weekend. The Prado Museum showed “Pure Rubens” till early August. Now the exhibition is on show at the Rotterdam museum.
Daniel Kehlmann’s “Ich und Kaminski” appeared over ten years ago. By now, it has been translated into English and other languages. As happens with very successful books: it was turned into a film as well. Worth reading?
The Utrecht Early Music Festival closed with delightful concerts, delicious workshops, lectures, as well as its traditional market. The market draws crowds interested in early music CDs, sheet music and replicas of musical instruments. I was on my way to admire harps and harpsichords, when I stopped in my tracks: what on earth was that?
Dutch eagle-eyed archeologists discovered a few fragments during an excavation in 2016. The bronze fragments were found about 60 cm deep. They showed some kind of feather pattern.
Some international media continue to report, the fire is still raging. Others state the collection of the Brazilian National Museum has gone up in smoke. The collection numbered over 20 million objects.
Monday, a new book on Vincent van Gogh became available. It is Martin Bailey’s “Starry Night, van Gogh at the Asylum”. As the title reveals, it focuses on van Gogh’s stay at a former monastery turned asylum, near Arles.