Van Gogh’s “Watermill at Coll”

The Noordbrabants Museum at Den Bosch, the Netherlands, recently bought a van Gogh painting at a New York auction. In December 2017, its newly acquired “Watermill at Coll” was shown to an eager museum public for the first time. The painting will become part of a permanent exhibition at this Dutch museum.

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Lost and found: a Monet showing the effect of fog

The current temp exhibition “Jongkind and friends” at the Dordrecht Museum shows Jongkind’s importance for painters like Monet. The exhibition shows how Monet’s style changed under Jongkind’s influence and slowly evolves into a loose, impressionistic one.

So no better news than to read a lost Monet painting depicting the effect of fog has been found and will be part of an exhibition.

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Dordrecht Museum: Jongkind and friends

Of the three current temp exhibitions on Dutch 20th century artists working and living in France, this is my favourite one! You need not have visited the other two, to fall in love with the wonderful art on show here. “Jongkind and friends”, at Dordrecht’s main museum, can be visited on its own.

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The Hague’s Mesdag Collection: The Dutch and Barbizon

It is not necessary to visit the van Gogh Museum’s temporary exhibition to appreciate a much smaller one in The Hague. At the Mesdag Collection, the exhibition covers just three rooms. It focuses on a few Dutch and French artists working in and near Barbizon.

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An evening at the Mauritshuis Museum

The Mauritshuis Museum is one of many museums, now organizing special evening events. Other Dutch museums include the Amsterdam van Gogh Museum. My favourite museums in Belgium, France and Great Britain also host similar events, so make sure you keep an eye on your favorite museum’s website to join the fun.

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The Dutch in Paris – Amsterdam van Gogh Museum

The van Gogh Museum currently treats its visitors to an interesting exhibition. Its title is “The Dutch in Paris”. This temporary exhibition can be viewed as a stand-alone one, or as the first to three related exhibitions on the same theme.

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Framed

Open the door and enter. It is dark, but you can distinguish a black veil. It moves softly in the draft, as the door shuts behind you.

On the veil in front of you, there is a slowly sequence of photos. They date from the late 19th to early 20th century. A girl’s face slowly matures into that of a woman. The woman was famous – and framed.
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Amsterdam, Museum van Loon: house, collection, artist

The stories of Rembrandt’s most successful assistants is currently told in two main exhibitions at different Amsterdam locations. The story starts at Rembrandt’s former home. A third exhibition can be found at another Amsterdam period home.

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Amsterdam Museum: Rembrandt’s Master Pupils II

The second exhibition on two of Rembrandt’s pupils, or rather students, can be found at the Amsterdam Museum till the 18th of February 2018. This museum tells the history of Amsterdam. It is located inside a former Amsterdam orphanage.

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Amsterdam Rembrandthuis: Rembrandt’s master pupils I

The Amsterdam house Rembrandt once owned, now a charming museum, is the start of a a few wonderful temporary exhibition. Most people are unaware Rembrandt generated a large part of his income by teaching. Many successful 17th century painters were his students.

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