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.
Ever thought about how you read? What takes place? What reading involves? The small exhibition ‘The Art of Reading – from William Kentridge to Wikipedia’ focuses on just a few steps in the process of reading. It shows twenty modern works of art, all related to the art of reading.
Right opposite the beautiful Maelwael exhibition at Amsterdam’s Rijksmusem, there is a larger one. This exhibition contains nearly 80 works by Matthijs Maris. He inspired painters like Vincent van Gogh.
Staff had warned me months ago: “The autumn exhibition will be a grand one again!” Despite the The Hague Gemeente Museum’s Mondriaan exhibition being nominated for an important award, it had totally not impressed nor enchanted me. Security and staff noticed, so asked me to revisit this autumn.
Heeding their advice, I visited the museum’s Art Deco exhibition. Staff and security were right. “Art Deco – Paris” is far more impressive than that Mondriaan exhibition!
It’s been a while, since I visited it and blogged about it. The exhibition shut and disappeared, to be replaced by the next one. Yet it is in the headlines again.
This small, moving exhibition can be found at The Hague’s Historical Museum. The museum is one of several around the so-called Hofvijver and close to the Mauritshuis. The exhibition focuses on the lives of Mr. Cupido and Mr. Sideron: two African servants at the 18th century court of the Oranje-Nassau Stadholder-family in The Hague.
Early 1917, a girl from Leeuwarden – in Friesland, the Netherlands – was arrested by French police. Margaretha Zelle had long left the Netherlands and was living in Paris. There, she had become an overnight sensation as a dancer using the stage-name Mata Hari.
My friend and I were at the Allard Pierson Museum in Amsterdam. ‘Crossroads – traveling through the Middle Ages’, the new exhibition at this museum, had just opened. Somehow, we received a triple treat. Continue reading
The National Gallery offers two interesting exhibitions this autumn. September 20th, “Drawn in colour” opens. Nearly a month later, October 30th 2017, another exhibition opens: “Monochrome”.
After the delicious exhibition of 17th century “food”-paintings, the Mauritshuis Museum opened its “winter”-exhibition today. Visitors are shown a selection of the best portraits painted by Flemish masters loaned to this museum, by the closed Antwerp KMSKA. This exhibition is located in the Mauritshuis’ exhibition wing.