The painting is by Pissarro and shows a woman bringing in sheep. Her home may be one of the small red and white buildings in the back. The sheep or lambs, may end up next door. Continue reading
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.
European media published a story on art crime, first reported by the German Die Zeit today. Art in Berlin museums is under attack. Some journalists think the attacks may be linked to a new “Attila the Hun”.
Various art and antique magazines as well as papers were concerned about the threat COVID19 was for cultural venues and groups. During the first wave, predictions were bleak and the number of victims expected to be high. Lockdowns throughout Europe were expected to force closures, not just for a lockdown but for ever. Continue reading
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.
A painting by Dutch Golden Age artist Frans Hals seems to be rather unlucky. It was stolen for a third time, Thursday 27th of August 2020. Like other works of art, it disappeared from a Dutch museum temporarily closed due to COVID19.
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”.
Good news: Jakob and Elisabeth are united again! They had their portraits painted to celebrate and commemorate their engagement – in 1539. Was it true love – or a union for more practical reasons? Read on and make up your own mind.
Dutch museum Het Valkhof in Nijmegen announced it will soon exhibit what remains of an Iron Age chariot grave. A chariot and body were burnt centuries ago, with the remains being collected and buried. This burial was discovered by amateur archaeologists in 2018.