Mondriaan Year in the Netherlands

On arriving in The Hague, the first sign they are serious about Mondriaan and The Style there, are buildings sporting “Mondriaan” colours. Cinemas, modern town hall and others sport some combination of white, black, yellow, red, blue.

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Exhibition: to Audrey – with Love

The Gemeente Museum in The Hague has done it again. Another fabulous fashion exhibition to drool over by fashionistas, film lovers, fans young and old. This time, fashion created by Mr Hubert de Givenchy for Audrey Hepburn – and others – can be admired. The exhibition was created with the assistance of Mr de Givenchy himself.

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The Hague’s Mauritshuis: “high and low – from our depot”

The Hague’s Mauritshuis remains a firm favourite. The house itself is small, yet manages to show you a wealth of Dutch masters including Vermeer’s “Girl with Pearl Earring”, a few Rembrandts, Fabritius’ “Goldfinch”. In its new wing, one fascinating temporary exhibition is replaced by the next one.

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Chansons Grises: three small exhibitions inspired by art, literature, music.

En robe grise et verte avec des ruches,
Un jour de juin que j’étais soucieux,
Elle apparut souriante à mes yeux
Qui l’admiraient sans redouter d’embûches
(Paul Verlaine, “La Bonne Chanson“)

These lines are from Paul Verlaine‘s “La Bonne Chanson“. Verlaine’s poetry inspired designer Peter George d’Angelino Tap. A few of his creations are on show at three small museums in The Hague till the end of March 2016. The title of the three exhibitions is “Chansons Grises”.

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