03 juillet 2011

"Rembrandt & Degas" @ Rijksmuseum

Rembrandt, Self-Portrait as a Young Man, c. 1628-29. Oil on panel, Alte Pinakatothek, München. Photo © bpk/Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen Edgar Degas, Self-Portrait, 1857-58. Oil on paper on canvas, 26 x 19 cm. Williamstown, The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, 1955.544. Photo Michael Agee. AMSTERDAM.- Although it is well known that the famous French impressionist painter Edgar Degas (1834-1917) was inspired by Rembrandt, the forthcoming exhibition is the first actually devoted to Rembrandt’s influence on Degas.... [Lire la suite]
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27 juin 2011

"The Secret of Lines" @ Rijksmuseum

Claude Mellan, The veil of Saint Veronica, engraving, 1649. AMSTERDAM.- As part of its Masterpieces on Paper series, the Rijksmuseum presents the exhibition The Secret of Lines. This minor exhibition features 18 masterfully crafted 16th - and 17th-century prints and drawings from the Rijksmuseum collection, which demonstrate the incredible artistic versatility of lines. Whether created in a restrained or ebullient style using a drawing pen or an etching needle, each line embodies the signature of its creator. Much like etching and... [Lire la suite]
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08 mai 2011

"Kiefer & Rembrandt" @ Rijksmuseum

Anselm Kiefer, 2008, Barjac (Frankrijk). Photo: Anton Corbijn AMSTERDAM.- One of Germany’s most well-known and influential artists, Anselm Kiefer, was invited by the Rijksmuseum to create a work of art inspired by The Night Watch. The result, the spectacular La berceuse (for Van Gogh), for which he was given complete free rein, will be on display in the Rijksmuseum’s Night Watch Gallery in the Philips Wing from 7 May. Born in March 1945, just before the end of the Second World War, Anselm Kiefer has always been fascinated and... [Lire la suite]
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20 novembre 2010

Rijksmuseum Anounces Two Acquisitions that Highlight the Birth of Christ

Prayer nut, silver and boxwood, c. 1510-1520 (diam. 4.8cm) AMSTERDAM.- The Rijksmuseum will celebrate Christmas 2010 with two exceptional acquisitions that highlight the birth of Christ. It recently acquired an extremely rare silver ‘prayer nut’, containing miniature carvings only millimetres in size and depicting the birth of Christ and the Adoration of the Magi. A prayer nut was an extravagant devotional object from the late Middle Ages: two silver-plated pieces of carved wood with a diameter of 4.8cm joined together to form... [Lire la suite]
08 mars 2010

Aelbert Jansz van der Schoor Vanitas Still Life (Skulls on a Table) 1660

Aelbert Jansz van der Schoor Vanitas Still Life (Skulls on a Table) 1660 Copyright Rijksmuseum Amsterdam
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14 février 2010

Gao Qipei (1660-1734), Tiger seen from above, c. 1700 @ Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Gao Qipei (1660-1734), Tiger seen from above, c. 1700. Ink and colours on paper, 105,3 x 51,5 cm. AK-RAK-1991-10. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam © Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam A languid, heavily-built tiger strolls along a mountain path. It seems as if the artist was able to approach the animal unobserved and captured it on paper on the spot. The Chinese painter Gao Qipei (1660-1734) probably saw the animal while out hunting tigers. On the way he made sketches. This large vertical scroll. Many Chinese paintings are made in the form of... [Lire la suite]
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11 décembre 2009

Rijksmuseum Purchases Most Expensive Furniture Ever : André-Charles Boulle, "Marriage Coffers with ‘Boulle’ Marquetry, 1688

AMSTERDAM.- The Rijksmuseum has acquired two spectacular marriage coffers on stands made by the famous cabinet-maker André-Charles Boulle (1642-1732). They are decorated with so-called ‘Boulle’ marquetry of tortoiseshell and brass. These coffers were not made as useful items of furniture, but as works of art proclaiming the style of the court of Louis XIV at Versailles. Boulle probably supplied them in 1688 to a cousin of the Sun King, the Prince de Condé, who gave them as a wedding present to his daughter, Marie-Thérèse. The marriage... [Lire la suite]
03 décembre 2009

'Dutch Painters' @ the Prado

Judith delivering the Head of Holofernes, Salomon de Bray. Oil on panel, 89 x 71 cm. 1636. Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado MADRID.- Through the generosity of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, from 3 December the Prado will be displaying a masterpiece by the Dutch painter Frans Hals, Company of Captain Reijnier Reael and Lieutenant Cornelis Michielsz Blaeuw (1633-1637), which was completed by his fellow-countryman Pieter Codde. This magnificent work by one of the most important Dutch painters of the 17th century is to be seen at... [Lire la suite]
23 novembre 2009

"Hendrick Avercamp, The Little Ice Age" @ The Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Hendrick Avercamp, Winterlandschap met schaatsers. Circa 1608. Rijksmuseum Amsterdam AMSTERDAM.- The Rijksmuseum presents the first exhibition devoted to Hendrick Avercamp, the foremost painter of Dutch winter landscapes in the 17th century. Avercamp was the first Dutch artist to specialise in paintings of winter landscapes featuring people enjoying the ice. Some 400 years on, our image of life in the harsh winters of the Golden Age is still dominated by Avercamp’s ice scenes with their splendid narrative details of couples... [Lire la suite]
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04 juin 2009

Metropolitan Museum of Art Announces it will Show Vermeer's Masterpiece The Milkmaid

Johannes Vermeer (Dutch, 1632-1675), The Milkmaid, ca. 1658. Oil on canvas, 45.5 x 41 cm. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam SK-A-2344 NEW YORK, NY.- On the occasion of the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s historic voyage from Amsterdam to New York, the Rijksmuseum is sending The Milkmaid, perhaps the most admired painting by the Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer (1632—1675), to The Metropolitan Museum of Art. To celebrate this extraordinary loan, the Metropolitan Museum will present Vermeer’s Masterpiece The Milkmaid, a special exhibition... [Lire la suite]