Chintz at the Amsterdam Rijksmuseum

Most tourists visit the Amsterdam Rijksmuseum for works by Dutch Golden Age artists. Yet this museum exhibits more than just Dutch Golden Age art. Take its special collections, which include weapons, examples of applied art, ship models, Delft-ware and more.

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Van Gogh Museum: Gauguin, Laval, Martinique

No need to mope around a wet, cold Amsterdam: the van Gogh Museum’s latest exhibition has a tropical theme. Many are unaware, Paul Gauguin and Charles Laval spent time on Martinique. Though cut short, their stay had a great impact on both artists.

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When will da Vinci be revealed?

Louvre Abu Dhabi mailed me a really extensive mail … about celebrations and what not? Including: the new exhibition and spoken art pop-up poetry, pop-up architecture?

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Book review: Michael Palin’s “Erebus” – not for the faint hearted

The book’s cover reveals Michael Palin’s “Erebus” is a ship’s biography. Yet it is more than this. “Erebus” story will interest those familiar with Palin’s series “Pole to Pole”, as well as people interested in ships, adventures, explorations, mysteries, history.

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Rembrandt House Museum obtains a Degas and a Manet

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.

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Exhibition “Pure Rubens” now at Rotterdam’s Boijmans museum

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.

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A peece of Christ done by Leonardo

Remember “Salvator Mundi”, painted by Leonardo da Vinci? It was snapped up at a New York auction last year, for a trifling $ 450.3 million.

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Classic Beauties reside at Amsterdam Hermitage

The Hermitage Amsterdam offers a temporary home to stunning classic beauties. The most beautiful among the displayed treasures are Canova’s “Three Graces”. You will find them surrounded by more wonderful art, which arrived with them all the way from St. Petersburg.

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Previously unknown screen by Kawahara Keiga exhibited

Leiden’s National Museum of Ethnology announced last week, it obtained a screen created by Japanese artist Kawahara Keiga. The unique screen has only recently been discovered.

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