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Art History 101

15 Things You Didn’t Know About the Night Watch by Rembrandt

The Night Watch painted by Rembrandt van Rijn is a monumental canvas displayed today in the “Gallery of Honour” of the Rijksmuseum in...

Zuzanna Stańska, Nicole Ganbold 15 May 2022

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: The Milkmaid by Johannes Vermeer

Among the many representations of domestic scenes of respectable Dutch middle-class households, there is one that never ceases to impress and capture...

Giordana Goretti 15 May 2022

Women Artists

Thérèse Schwartze: The Painter of the Amsterdam’s Elite

Thérèse Schwartze (1851–1918) grew up in an artistic family from Amsterdam. Her father Johann Georg Schwartze was a painter and he introduced his...

Europeana 28 April 2022

Museum Stories

8 Reasons to Visit Rembrandt House in Amsterdam

If you happen to find yourself in Amsterdam, then you just can’t miss Rembrandt House Museum (Museum het Rembrandthuis). It was the Rembrandt...

Zuzanna Stańska 21 March 2022

Félix Vallontton, Laziness (La Paresse), 1896, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam. Museum Stories

6 Best Works in the Van Gogh Museum That Are Not by Van Gogh

The Van Gogh Museum is dedicated to the life and works of Vincent van Gogh. It holds the largest collection of Van Gogh paintings and drawings in the...

Anastasia Manioudaki 15 February 2022

Utagawa Hiroshige, Maple Trees at Mama, Tekona Shrine and Tsugi Bridge, One Hundred Famous Views of Edo, 1857, ink on paper, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Detail. Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Maple Trees at Mama by Utagawa Hiroshige

Utagawa Hiroshige’s prints were exported and popular with Western artists. Post-Impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh owned approximately 50 of...

James W Singer 15 February 2022

Museum Stories

Van Gogh Museum Staff Picks

Have you ever wondered who knows the best of a museum’s collection? Probably the people who spend most of their lives between these artworks:...

Kate Wojtczak 15 February 2022

Baroque

The Dutch Master of Selfies: Rembrandt’s 6 Magnificent Self-Portraits

Rembrandt van Rijn, one of the greatest painters and printmakers in European art, was born over 415 years ago in Leiden, Netherlands. Today, people...

Zuzanna Stańska 10 February 2022

Review

Most Intriguing Portraits from Remember Me Exhibition at the Rijksmuseum

Remember Me. Portraits from Dürer to Sofonisba at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is an event not to miss this winter! It is the first major exhibition...

Nicole Ganbold 2 December 2021

Museum Stories

Breaking the Taboo: Slavery Exhibition at Rijksmuseum

The Slavery exhibition at Rijksmuseum is an innovative project. The subject of slavery itself is a rather controversial one, as it constitutes the...

Errika Gerakiti 2 December 2021

Fashion

Fashion like a Russian: Kokoshnik, a Traditional Headdress

We all know the proverb Clothes speak for men. In the Russian national costume, a headdress called Kokoshnik played a significant role: it completed...

Elizaveta Ermakova 27 July 2021

Museum Stories

Must-See Exhibitions: 5 Top Cities to Visit in Summer 2021

The summer is here already, and many countries are lifting their Covid restrictions. Apart from vacations, I am sure that all art lovers out there...

Irina Diana Calu 24 June 2021