17 avril 2011

The Frans Hals Museum Receives a Historic Gift of Art Worth More than €100 Million

Frans Hals, The Regents and Regentesses of St Elisabeth’s HAARLEM.- The official handover of the largest gift in the museum’s recent history took place today in the Frans Hals Museum. The Elisabeth van Thüringen Fund is donating eleven works of art from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries to the City of Haarlem and the Frans Hals Museum. Among the works there is a large and rare group portrait by Frans Hals. The total value of the gift is at least €100 million. The works can be seen in the exhibition ‘A Magnificent Gesture’ until 10... [Lire la suite]
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10 juillet 2010

"Conversation Piece II: Cornelis van Haarlem and Francis Bacon" @ the Frans Hals Museum

Cornelis Cornelisz van Haarlem (1562 – 1638), The Massacre of the Innocents, 1591, canvas, 268 x 257 cm, Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem Francis Bacon, From Muybridge ‘The Human Figure in Motion: Woman emptying a Bowl of Water/Paralytic Child Walking on All Fours1965, canvas, 198 x 147 cm. On loan from the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. HAARLEM.- The Frans Hals Museum is presenting a work by the British artist Francis Bacon flanked by two monumental paintings by Cornelis van Haarlem. What links these artists is their admiration... [Lire la suite]
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28 novembre 2009

'Judith Leyster, The first woman to become a master painter' @ the Frans Hals Museum

HAARLEM.- Judith Leyster (1609 – 1660) is the most famous female painter of the Dutch Golden Age. Unlike many contemporary female artists, who concentrated on meticulously painting true-to-life flowers and insects, she ventured into more ambitious figure-based projects. Competing with Frans Hals, Leyster chose remarkably similar themes: portraits, children playing, dancing musicians and a drinking actor. She is also known for her innovative and evocative night scenes, in which she experimented with the subtle effects of light... [Lire la suite]