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.
Yesterday, at Rembrandt’s former home in Amsterdam, the exhibition “Rembrandt and Jan Six: the etching and the friendship” opened. It may be a small exhibition. It is an interesting one.
Last weekend, I entered a church. Not because I am religious, but because for the first time in my entire life, this church was completely open to visitors.Usually, one can only admire the distant interior from behind a grill. As an art addict, of course I grabbed the chance to wander all over the place.
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.
As a magazine editor wanted a short article specifically about the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, I am late blogging about the mysterious Hercules Segers. I sent off the article with a deadline and all required information. The deadline expired without a reaction, so: visiting Amsterdam?
One of the many museums currently changing their temporary exhibition, is the Mauritshuis in The Hague. This summer, a modern art one could be visited in the museum’s small exhibition wing. The entrance to this wing as well as the seperate entrance to the main building with its permanent collection of masters from the Dutch Golden Age, is in the museum’s large entrance hall.
Two exhibitions focussing on an intriguing artist will open in Amsterdam this autumn. The Rijksmuseum and the Museum Rembrandthuis in Amsterdam will join forces. Both Amsterdam museums will open exhibitions on the painter and etcher Hercules Segers in October 2016. Continue reading
Saturday, 2nd of July 2016, Mr and Mrs Soolmans receive their admirers at the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam: admission free. Or rather, the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam is so happy the two magnificent Rembrandt portraits are on show right next to Rembrandt’s Night Watch, they offer free access to the museum – during one day.
You may give it a try – you won’t find me there. The fans of Marten and Oopjen are numerous; in the Netherlands and elsewhere. They include the Netherlands’ royal couple as well as France’s president. So there will undoubtedly be a throng, a crowd, queues.
If you’re not interested in the Rijksmuseum’s Rembrandts, you can always join one of the free guided tours through the museum or their delicious drawing tour. The museum also organises regular lectures. Please scroll down for the link to the museum’s website, where you can check what is on offer.
Marten and Oopjen – long o as in go, by the way – can be admired from tomorrow till the 2nd of October at the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam. After the 2nd of October, the portraits are expected to tour the Netherlands. After this tour, they will join Mona Lisa and other fabulous art at the Louvre in Paris.