My Top 3 Amsterdam Museums

My Top 3 Amsterdam Museums
... museums. Opening hours for individual museums may differ, but if you turn up between 13.00 and 17.00 they are all open. MY TOP 3 AMSTERDAM MUSEUMS rembrandtHUIS When rembrandt van Rijn bought the red-shuttered house in Jodenbreestraat, the house looked much the same as it does today. He lived here for twenty years, from 1639 to 1659. This was the place where rembrandt taught and inspired young promising artists, among them Gerrit Dou, Govaert Flinck, Carel Fabritius and Aert de Gelder who all became...
April 8th, 2010 | Marianne Crone | Read More | Comments: 2
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Winter Tip: An Afternoon in a Museum

Winter Tip: An Afternoon in a Museum
... exhibition; The Highlights of the Golden Age, showing works of art from one of the most glorious periods in Dutch painting. The exhibition includes rembrandt’s best-known work: the Night Watch, or Nachtwacht in Dutch. rembrandt was the most famous painter of this period, closely followed by Frans Hals and Johannes Vermeer. The previous generation of painters was commissioned by the Roman Catholic Church to paint religious scenes. The seventeenth century was the time of the Reformation, and the...
January 16th, 2010 | Marianne Crone | Read More | Comments: 2
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Rembrandt in Amsterdam

Rembrandt in Amsterdam
Museum rembrandthuis is the house where rembrandt lived and worked from 1639 until 1656, when he went bankrupt. His painting tools, his brushes and paints lie ready to be used. It seems as if the master is still there. This was the place where rembrandt taught and inspired young promising painters, among them Gerrit Dou, Govaert Flinck, Carel Fabritius and Aert de Gelder all became famous (and have streets named after them in Amsterdam). It is estimated that over his entire career rembrandt had over...
November 19th, 2009 | Marianne Crone | Read More | Comments: 0
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Rembrandt’s Complete Works in Amsterdam

For the first time ever all works of rembrandt are brought together in one exhibition. rembrandt is best known for de Nachtwacht (Night Watch), a huge painting which was even bigger before the sides were chopped off. It did not fit the allocated space in the Town Hall, now the Royal Palace, on Dam Square. He is the master of chiaroscuro, light and shade which makes his paintings mysterious. He painted many self portraits which show how he developed from a young man into an old man. The last one he...
August 12th, 2009 | Marianne Crone | Read More | Comments: 0
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