Rembrandt discovered by Dutch art historian Jan Six

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.

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Exhibition: ‘Tranquility, Harmony, Belief and Inspiration’

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.

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Half the collection consists of forgeries

This must be a museum’s nightmare: half the collection consists of fakes, forgeries. Yet this is exactly what happened to the √Čtienne Terrus Museum in Elne, in France. The news, apparently first broadcasted by the BBC, is now making headlines around the world.

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The Hague Max Liebermann exhibition: sunny impressions

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.

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Museum buys third van Gogh in 3 years

The Dutch Noordbrabants Museum announced today, it bought its third van Gogh painting in three years. In 2016, the museum bought a work showing the vicarage garden in Nuenen, dating from 1885. Last year, it bought a painting of a local watermill, dating from 1884.
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Exhibition review: Pieter Pourbus at Gouda

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.

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Exhibition: van Gogh and Japan, Van Gogh Museum

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.

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High Society ‘visits’ Amsterdam Rijksmuseum

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.

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Fantastic beasts to be found at Utrecht’s Catharijne Convent

Museum Catharijne Convent in Utrecht casts a spell! It displays rare illuminated medieval manuscripts in a wonderful exhibition. Here are medieval versions of Rowling’s’ fantastic beasts – as well as knights, ladies, saints, flowers and other wonderful images.

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Public restoration at Mauritshuis

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.

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