The story made international headlines. Amsterdam art historian and art dealer Jan Six discovered a ‘new’ Rembrandt! The first ‘new’ Rembrandt in over forty years.
As mentioned in a previous post, Gouda’s museum is located in a period building. This building is large enough to host several exhibitions at the same time. Apart from the Pieter Pourbus exhibition, I visited an exhibition with works by a contemporary artist.
This must be a museum’s nightmare: half the collection consists of fakes, forgeries. Yet this is exactly what happened to the Étienne Terrus Museum in Elne, in France. The news, apparently first broadcasted by the BBC, is now making headlines around the world.
Two red parrots are brawling, while a man reaches up. Not watching two of his charges, he is trying to hang another parrot on its perch up in a tree. This sunny scene by Max Liebermann shows a scene in Berlin’s Zoo.
Pieter Pourbus, once an important artist, has been largely forgotten. Fortunately, this is now changing thanks to a joint effort by two museums. They put together an important exhibition, currently at the Museum Gouda in the Netherlands.
Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum currently shows a very important exhibition. “Van Gogh & Japan” combines Vincent van Gogh’s works and Japanese prints. The exhibition shows the important influence Japanese prints had, on van Gogh’s art.
The recently completed restoration of Rembrandt’s portraits of Marten and Oopjen, was their excuse. Curators Jonathan Bikker and Gregor Weber created a truly dazzling exhibition at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. It contains life-size portraits of High Society members from the 16th to 20th century.
The Mauritshuis museum recently concluded ‘Girl in the Spotlight’. Visitors were able to view research taking place in the museum. The museum just announced a new project.