When wealthy business tycoon Carl Joseph Fodor died in 1860, he left his art collection to Amsterdam. Now a selection of absolute highlights from Fodor’s collection can be admired at a small Amsterdam canal-house. In the period house, visitors are treated to drawings by world-famous artist like da Vinci, Rubens, Rembrandt.
The “Teekentour”, a short drawing tour offered at the Amsterdam Rijksmuseum, has proven immensely popular. Despite having done this last year, I decided to have another go, while in Amsterdam last weekend.
Brussels’ Bozar and the Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille organized a sprawling Watteau exhibition in 2013. What impressed me there, were not his paintings, but Watteau’s drawings. So on hearing another Watteau exhibition would open – in Haarlem, of course I decided to have a look.
Visiting Amsterdam is going to be a delight the next few months. At the Hermitage Amsterdam, there is an exhibition of Spanish paintings. The Rijksmuseum and the Vincent van Gogh museum will open at least two interesting exhibitions this month. Their permanent collection can of course be visited any time. But … what if you’d like something more challenging …