The story made international headlines. Amsterdam art historian and art dealer Jan Six discovered a ‘new’ Rembrandt! The first ‘new’ Rembrandt in over forty years.
Last month, Leeuwarden started its year as European Capital of Culture? One of the unforeseen results and surprises so far: a re-attribution of a famous painting. The portrait shows Saskia Uylenburgh.
The stories of Rembrandt’s most successful assistants is currently told in two main exhibitions at different Amsterdam locations. The story starts at Rembrandt’s former home. A third exhibition can be found at another Amsterdam period home.
The second exhibition on two of Rembrandt’s pupils, or rather students, can be found at the Amsterdam Museum till the 18th of February 2018. This museum tells the history of Amsterdam. It is located inside a former Amsterdam orphanage.
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.
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.