Art

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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.

Jun 19 '15 17:55

The first Joan Miró sculpture exhibit in the Netherlands opened in the Rijksmuseum garden on Friday. The exhibit consists of 21 sculptures by the Spanish artist.

Jun 15 '15 19:10

"It's a funny, playful project and not meant to be a statement," artist Luis Risi says of his street art project, "The Red Mice District. The pieces feature mice made to look like pin-up girls in risqué outfits, each mounted in a white frame with a bright red light shining upon them. He had no intention of making a moral judgment or proclamation about prostitution when he started hanging his street art pictures around De Wallen, Amsterdam’s most famous Red Light District.

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Jun 10 '15 13:36

A number of visitors are shocked by the exhibition currently displayed in the Berg church in Deventer. The exhibition, titled "Beeldenstormers", or Iconoclasts in English, contains a series of violent paintings, including one of an ISIS-fighter executing someone.

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Jun 3 '15 09:22

Visual artist Kurt Löb passed away at the age of 89 in his hometown of Amsterdam on Monday after being ill for some time.

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Jun 2 '15 19:05

The Zaans Museum purchased a work by French painter Claude Monet for 1.16 million euros, making it the most expensive purchase in the history of the museum. Titled, "Voorzaan and Westerhem," Monet painted the piece when he stayed in the city in 1871.

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May 21 '15 13:07

The Gemeentemuseum and Fotomuseum in The Hague decided to wish Anton Corbijn happy birthday by extending his photo exhibit 1-2-3-4 in the Fotomuseum to August 16th, the Fotomuseum announced on Wednesday.

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May 21 '15 11:16

A number of art treasures from Adolf Hitler's private collection were recovered on Wednesday, thanks to three Amsterdam art hunters.

May 18 '15 12:14

The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam has won the European Museum of the Year award for 2015.

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May 18 '15 08:25

The Late Rembrandt exhibition in the Rijksmuseum attracted more than half a million visitors. That is 60 thousand more visitors than the previous record - a Rembrandt exhibition in 1969. About 20 percent of the visitors came from abroad.

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May 15 '15 18:05

Dutch municipalities have tens of thousands of artworks from the time of the Visual Artists Regulation in their possession, almost 30 years after the regulation was abolished. At least 42 thousand artworks are currently stored in attics, cellars and depots and are therefore invisible to the public.

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