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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Dordrecht’s Museum displays its roots

In one of the oldest town of the Netherlands, Dordrecht, a museum gives an impression of its origin and roots. In just a few rooms it manages to show how and where it started and what was exhibited. This small and cute exhibition is called “Spiegel voor het Heden” or “Mirror of the Present”.

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Exhibition: the oldest gold in the world

On my way to the border, I got off the train in Dordrecht. It has been an important merchant town for ages, as it is surrounded by rivers. There is a nice discovery route through its old town centre. It has plenty interesting old buildings: Dordrecht’s worth a visit.
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