#Netherlands

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

Dine & Wine

This Article Is Only About Cheese in Painting

I feel ashamed. As an official cheese-lover who could eat it every day for every meal, I still haven’t dedicated a single line to cheese in...

Magda Michalska 25 July 2021

Baroque

Pure Happiness, Fun, and Joy in Jan Steen’s Paintings

I am a true happiness digger and I’m looking for happiness also in art. If you are a frequent reader here, you may have seen our other articles...

Rute Ferreira 16 July 2021

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 415 years ago in Leiden, Netherlands. Today, people take...

Zuzanna Stańska 15 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

Baroque

Beautiful Chinese Porcelain in Dutch Still Lifes

Chinese culture has always been an object of European fascination – in art history, we see it in paintings, ornaments, architecture, fashion, and...

Nicole Ganbold 17 June 2021

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Jan Asselijn, Threatened Swan

Swans are normally characterized as graceful birds. They are magnificent and majestic. However, Jan Asselijn displays another side of these elegant...

James W Singer 28 February 2021

Baroque

Delftware 101 – The Brilliant Face of the Dutch Golden Age

When we think of the Netherlands, a few characteristic things come to mind; tulips, windmills, orange cheese and painted clogs to name but a few.

Giordana Goretti 25 October 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Camille Pissarro, Rainbow at Pontoise

Camille Pissarro has an interesting portfolio of paintings. His works are divided between cosmopolitan views of Paris and countryside views of...

James W Singer 27 September 2020

Museum Stories

Where Is Van Gogh’s Biggest Art Collection Outside of Amsterdam? In the Kröller-Müller Museum!

The Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo, Netherlands, is home to the second largest collection of works by Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890) in the world;...

Rachel Witte 22 September 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Henri Fantin-Latour, Still Life

The greatest happiness can be found in the simple pleasures of daily life. Such simplicities could include the taste of fresh fruit, the smell of...

James W Singer 13 September 2020

Museum Stories

5 Reasons to Visit the Kröller-Müller Museum in the Netherlands

Imagine, you are in a forest. In the middle of this forest there is a museum with a garden full of sculptures. Both the museum and the garden are...

Zuzanna Stańska 4 September 2020