Utrecht museum acquires “Cupid and Psyche”

Dutch museums failed to obtain the charcoal sketch by Rubens at Sotheby’s? This morning, a Dutch museum shared some good news. Utrecht’s Centraal Museum acquired “The wedding of Cupid and Psyche” by Joachim Wtewael at the auction.

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Utrecht Early Music Festival 2018

Rest assured: the annual Early Music Festival in Utrecht will not start till the evening of Friday 24th of August 2018. You have not missed a thing – yet.

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Fantastic beasts to be found at Utrecht’s Catharijne Convent

Museum Catharijne Convent in Utrecht casts a spell! It displays rare illuminated medieval manuscripts in a wonderful exhibition. Here are medieval versions of Rowling’s’ fantastic beasts – as well as knights, ladies, saints, flowers and other wonderful images.

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The World of Pyke Koch in Utrecht

Utrecht’s Centraal Museum has an interesting exhibition called “The World of Pyke Koch” till the 18th of March 2018. Pyke Koch was an important Dutch member of a group of artists creating ‘magic realistic’ works. In literature and art, the genre focuses on realistic situations which include magical, mythical elements.

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Utrecht Early Music Festival 12: Artem Belogurov

It was nice to have as last concert of the day, a performance by Mr. Belogurov. He may nearly be dubbed “an old hand”. He regularly performs in the Netherlands and it was not the first time I had the good fortune, to hear him at the Utrecht Early Music Festival.

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Utrecht Early Music Festival 11: Silva Norvegica

The volunteers had locked the door and were struggling with the Early Music Festival banner. It kept folding, rolling tight and likely with a sharp, nasty snap. The public waited patiently and looked on. We were locked out, but the glass wall gave us a view of the struggle. Members of Silva Norvegica and instruments turned up, each time having to knock on the door to be allowed in.

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Utrecht Early Music Festival 10: The judges are out

While queueing for Silva Norvegic’s fringe concert, I overheard the conversation mentioned in the previous post. Just one remark to the spammer: read articles, posts, remarks, before you decide who is on the receiving end of criticism and why.

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