Art

Sep 15 '15 12:02

The administrators working on the bankruptcy of Royal Imtech has stumbled across an art collection in the estate with an insurance value of 1.7 million euros. The works will be valued and sold.

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Sep 4 '15 10:45

The Louvre in Paris and the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam may joined forces to try and buy two Rembrandt portraits from the Rothschild family together.

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Sep 3 '15 16:10

About half of the Museumplein in Amsterdam is being covered with a 7 thousand square meter labyrinth made out of 125 thousand sunflowers to celebrate the opening of the Van Gogh Museum's new entrance building.

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Sep 3 '15 14:36

A previously unseen work by famous artist M.C. Escher has been acquired by Escher in het Paleis, the permanent Escher exhibition located in the former winter palace of queen-mother Emma in The Hague.

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Sep 3 '15 14:14

Iranian photographer Newsha Tavakolian has won the Prince Claus Award. Prince Constantijn will present the prize to her at a ceremony held in the Amsterdam Royal Palace on December 2nd.

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Sep 1 '15 15:50

Using two complementary imaging techniques and new mobile scanners, researchers from Los Angeles, Antwerp and Delft has been able to reveal a painting hidden underneath Rembrandt's famous painting An Old Man in Military Costume, which is currently in The Getty Museum in Los Angeles. The hidden underlying painting shows a young man wrapped in a cloak.

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Aug 27 '15 16:03

Nijnte, the small rabbit featuring in a series of picture books known as Miffy in English, is currently on display in the Rijksmuseum. The famous rabbit forms part of a retrospective on the work of Dick Bruna, graphic designer, illustrator and writer.

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Aug 25 '15 16:40

From November 28th the Hermitage museum in Amsterdam will be hosting the long-awaited Spanish Masters of the Hermitage exhibition. The exhibition includes more than 60 paintings and a collection of graphic works and applied arts pieces by artists such as El Greco, Velázquez, Murillo and Goya.

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Aug 24 '15 13:48

The Van Gogh Museum is building a labyrinth consisting of 125 thousand sunflowers on the Museumplein to celebrate the opening of the new entrance building. The labyrinth will cover an area of 7,000 m² - nearly half of the Museumplein.

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Aug 24 '15 13:26

The Rijksmuseum may soon be the proud owner of two world famous Rembrandt works - portraits of Maerten Soolmans and Oopjen Coppit. According to Wim Pijbes, director of the Museum, they are "well into the process" of raising money to make a "serious bid" on the two portraits.

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Aug 21 '15 09:24

The police arrested a 56 year old man from Wanneperveen on Tuesday for trying to sell a fake Van Gogh painting for 15 million euros. The man claimed that the painting is a pre-study for Van Gogh's "The Harvest" and used fake documents, with the name and logo of the Van Gogh museum, to prove its authenticity.

Aug 18 '15 14:47

GroenLinks wants to give artists from outside the European Union a special visa so that they will settle in Amsterdam. According to the party, many artists now go to settle in cities like Brussels or Berlin, which have special visas giving artists residency in the city, while the should feel at home in an international city like Amsterdam

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Aug 11 '15 16:22

A former police officer Peter "Peer" de J. is suspected of involvement in the theft of an artwork from the Philips collection

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Jul 29 '15 11:12

Some 50 flower parade builders from Zundert gathered on the Museumplein in Amsterdam on Tuesday to build a self-portrait of Vincent van Gogh in dahlias. This 8 by 8 meter flower portrait is to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the Zundert-born artist's death on Wednesday.

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Jul 22 '15 15:27

The Rijksmuseum has acquired a very rare archer chain from the Middle Ages. The silver chain was made around 1525 - 1546 in Bergen op Zoom or Breda and was awarded to the winner of the annual shooting contest, the museum announced on Wednesday.

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Jul 20 '15 11:18

Ben Zuidema, a Dutch art finder and private detective, believes he has solved the mystery surrounding an over-insured valuable painting that disappeared in 1987 and later went up in flames. He and international registration agency for stolen art Artloss Register, are now demanding millions of euros from auction house Sotheby's for insurance fraud

Jul 15 '15 14:29

Celebrated Japanese artist Taturo Atzu has transformed the roof of Amsterdam's oldest building - Oude Kerk - into a summery rooftop terrace. From this terrace visitors will get a unique vista of the Red Light District and be able to view the normally hidden architectural beauty of the Oude Kerk's rooftop.

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Jul 15 '15 13:58

The Museum Jan van der Togt in Amstelveen has been filled with nearly 5 thousand sunflowers for a private memorial on Wednesday for the family members of those who died in the MH17 disaster nearly a year ago

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Jul 9 '15 13:50

An employee at the National Archives in The Hague recently made an amazing discovery: a hitherto unknown, teeny tiny watercolor painted by Hendrik Willem Mesdag - the 19th century painter best known for the enormous cylindrical painting Panorama Mesdag.

Jul 9 '15 10:03

Solar researchers at Utrecht University have developed an electricity generating stained glass panel inspired by the colorful paintings of Piet Mondrian, the university announced earlier this week.

Jul 6 '15 15:59

Amsterdam will be commemorating the 125th anniversary of Vincent van Gogh's death on July 29th with a life-size self portrait made from 50 thousand dahlias on the Museumplein.

Jul 2 '15 12:26

Five paintings that were stolen from n outside depot of the Amsterdam Museum and the Stedelijk Museum in 1972 have been found at a British auction, the museum announced in a press release on Wednesday. The paintings have been returned to the Amsterdam collection.

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Jun 23 '15 15:30

The Noordbrabants Museum in Den Bosch will host the largest Jheronimus Bosch exhibition from February 13th next year. The exhibition is expected to consist of 20 paintings and 19 drawings, NU reports.

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Jun 23 '15 15:05

The renovated Mauritshuis in The Hague attracted a record number of 600 thousand visitors in its first year after its reopening, the museum reports on its website.

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