It helps if you like dogs; or like a lark. For the photos exhibited in “Being Human” show dogs pretending to be … you, your friends, acquaintance and other human beings.
The good news: museums and other cultural venues are re-opening; though not immediately. They were forced to close when the second COVID19-wave seemed to run out of control.
In between lock-downs and museums being forced to close again, I did manage to visit a few. One exhibition was about “The Bomb”.
Love visiting exhibitions on jewels, portraits, fashion? Then this one on jewelry created for and worn at the Russian courts may delight you. However: you need to hurry as it closes 27th of September. This exhibition opened 14th September, was supposed to end 15th of March, but of course Covid19 interfered.
The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford currently hosts an exhibition about “young Rembrandt”. As is often the case: research and preparations for this exhibition may have led to a new discovery. A work called “Head of a Bearded Man” may have been painted by either one of Rembrandt’s students, or the artist himself.
An important exhibition at Museum Rembrandthuis in Amsterdam will close 6th of September 2020. So: visiting Amsterdam? Don’t miss “Black in Rembrandt’s Time”!
At the preview, everybody was so happy the Italian exhibits had left the country in time. The Italian COVID19 lock-down, remember? But barely a week after the opening of “Mancini, eccentric and extravagant”, the Netherlands followed suit and entered lock-down.
If you follow this blog, you know a small but fascinating exhibition on George Stubbs opened at the The Hague Mauritshuis in February. “The Man, The Horse, The Obsession” was to close on 31st of May 2020? COVID19 intervened and the exhibition will now close 30th of August 2020.
Singer Laren announced it received a “Girl going” – or rather: it was donated a painting called “Gehendes Mädchen”. This is a work by one of my favourite artists: Max Liebermann. The work is currently displayed in the museum’s exhibition “Liebermann in Laren”.
A letter in which Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin describe how they paint the town red, was acquired by the Amsterdam Van Gogh Museum. The letter was auctioned at Drouot in Paris, Tuesday afternoon.