A unique chance to admire works from a private collection at Museum Bredius in The Hague! For the first time, the owner allowed all his paintings from the Golden Age of Dutch Marine Painting to leave Great Britain for the Netherlands. This collection is considered to be among the most beautiful of Dutch Golden Age marine painting.
A portrait of a woman, presumed to be a stolen work by Klimt, has been shown to media by Italian police. The painting was discovered by a gardener, clearing up ivy at an Italian art gallery.
The Amsterdam Rijksmuseum announced a few hours ago, an important object will be exhibited at the museum per 11th of December 2019. It is a 17th century masterpiece created by Paul van Vianen. The priceless object was once considered to be the most valuable item, owned by the Dutch royal family.
Though its summer exhibition disappointed me, its current one is quite interesting! Recently, I travelled by train from Amsterdam CS to Alkmaar, to visit not Alkmaar’s famous cheese market, but one of the exhibitions at its Stedelijk Museum.
The moment I heard the exhibition title “Dongen Witch”, I was determined to visit. It certainly grabs one attention! Yet my visit left me with mixed feelings: it contains interesting works, it reveals interesting facts; but ….
More details are becoming known about the Dresden heist. Police are now hunting for four criminals who carried out this “targeted and premeditated crime”.
The Dresden heist became headline news yesterday, but international media soon focused on other stories. German media, however, had more to report today. Police revealed at least two burglars were involved – and caught on camera.
It does not happen often that police enter a museum exhibition to seize works of art. Yet this is exactly what happened in Leuven (or Louvain) in Belgium. A few days ago, its important museum had police enter and seize six statues.
Two paintings by Vincent van Gogh were auctioned by Sotheby’s in New York? Two Dutch museums entered the fray and managed to buy one of them. Thus ensuring, visitors will be able to admire this painting, instead of it joining a private collection.
Among recently opened exhibitions celebrating the Dutch Rembrandt Year, is one at the Mauritshuis in The Hague. It is the first major retrospective exhibition devoted to Dutch Golden Age painter Nicolaes Maes. Now largely forgotten, he was Rembrandt’s most versatile apprentice who in turn, influenced Vermeer and de Hooch.