A unique chance to admire works from a private collection at Museum Bredius in The Hague! For the first time, the owner allowed all his paintings from the Golden Age of Dutch Marine Painting to leave Great Britain for the Netherlands. This collection is considered to be among the most beautiful of Dutch Golden Age marine painting.
The Amsterdam Rijksmuseum announced a few hours ago, an important object will be exhibited at the museum per 11th of December 2019. It is a 17th century masterpiece created by Paul van Vianen. The priceless object was once considered to be the most valuable item, owned by the Dutch royal family.
Though its summer exhibition disappointed me, its current one is quite interesting! Recently, I travelled by train from Amsterdam CS to Alkmaar, to visit not Alkmaar’s famous cheese market, but one of the exhibitions at its Stedelijk Museum.
The moment I heard the exhibition title “Dongen Witch”, I was determined to visit. It certainly grabs one attention! Yet my visit left me with mixed feelings: it contains interesting works, it reveals interesting facts; but ….
It does not happen often that police enter a museum exhibition to seize works of art. Yet this is exactly what happened in Leuven (or Louvain) in Belgium. A few days ago, its important museum had police enter and seize six statues.
Among recently opened exhibitions celebrating the Dutch Rembrandt Year, is one at the Mauritshuis in The Hague. It is the first major retrospective exhibition devoted to Dutch Golden Age painter Nicolaes Maes. Now largely forgotten, he was Rembrandt’s most versatile apprentice who in turn, influenced Vermeer and de Hooch.
At Leiden’s Japan Museum Sieboldhuis, visitors are treated to two exhibitions. A small one called “The Four Seasons” and a larger one, called “Subtle Beauty”. The first one contains older works; the second one contemporary ones by Tanaka Ryōhei. His works show, he not just pursued perfection in his art; he reached it.
In for a wintry expedition without getting chillblains, cold feet, a red nose? Hop into The Hague’s Panorama Mesdag. This museum currently offers visitors Mesdag’s Panorama, as well as an exhibition focusing on Louis Apol.
Visitors to and art-lovers living in the Netherlands are currently spoiled for choice. Among many excellent exhibitions: “Monet – The Garden Paintings”. Visit it at Kunstmuseum, The Hague to admire works created by Monet during the last decades of his life
Rijksmuseum Amsterdam wanted to know what my thoughts were on their Rembrandt-Velazquez exhibition. This exhibition was officially opened by the Kings of Spain and Holland, accompanied by their spouses. Of course, I visited soon afterwards and my thoughts?