Old Masters

Paintings

“Rembrandt Laughing” now on view at Getty Museum

“Rembrandt Laughing” now on view at Getty Museum

Posted November 1st, 2013

Art History, Netherlands, Old Masters, Paintings

The J. Paul Getty Museum’s new acquisition Rembrandt Laughing, about 1628, a recently rediscovered self-portrait by one of the most celebrated painters in history, Rembrandt, is now on view at the Museum. “The Getty Museum possesses the most significant collection of early Rembrandts in the… Read More

Science

Closer to Van Eyck – ‘The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb’ under the microscope

Closer to Van Eyck – ‘The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb’ under the microscope

Posted October 16th, 2013

Art History, Netherlands, Old Masters, Science

(AFP).- Split, stolen, even stashed in a salt mine, one of the world’s most mythical oils, Flemish masterpiece “The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb”, is undergoing its most ambitious clean-up in 600 years. By Flemish primitive masters Hubert and Jan Van Eyck — though Hubert… Read More

Shows

“Curiosity: Art and the Pleasures of Knowing” at Turner Contemporary

“Curiosity: Art and the Pleasures of Knowing” at Turner Contemporary

Posted May 28th, 2013

Contemporary Art, Museums, Old Masters, Science, Shows

Enter a world of wonder, fascination and inquiry. Experience the spectacular and the bizarre, the startling and mysterious, contemporary art alongside historical artefacts, as the gallery becomes a cabinet of curiosities. Curiosity: Art and the Pleasures of Knowing is a startling exhibition (Until 15 September… Read More

Paintings

Did Vermeer’s daughter paint some of his masterpieces?

Did Vermeer’s daughter paint some of his masterpieces?

Posted May 21st, 2013

Books, Featured, Netherlands, Old Masters, Paintings

Was Vermeer’s Daughter Maria secretly trained as her father’s apprentice and did she then create one-fifth of all known Vermeers? Johannes Vermeer, one of the greatest Dutch painters and for some the single greatest painter of all, produced a remarkably small corpus of work. In… Read More

Shows

The Europe of Rubens – Louvre-Lens first international show

The Europe of Rubens – Louvre-Lens first international show

Posted May 21st, 2013

Baroque, Europe, Old Masters, Paintings, Shows

Born near Cologne, living in Antwerp after a long period in Italy, and active in the courts of Spain and England, Rubens (1577-1640) was an artist of European dimension. A renowned artist but also a diplomat, letter writer and entrepreneur, his work was very much… Read More

Paintings

The Met’s Old Masters get more room to breathe

The Met’s Old Masters get more room to breathe

Posted May 16th, 2013

Europe, Museums, Old Masters, Paintings

The Metropolitan Museum’s world-famed collection of European paintings encompasses works of art from the thirteenth through the nineteenth centuries—from Giotto to Gauguin. Most, though not all, are displayed in the galleries of the Department of European Paintings. The collection traces its origins back to the… Read More

Videos

Nightwatch Flashmob

Nightwatch Flashmob

Posted April 5th, 2013

Netherlands, Old Masters, Videos

The slogan ‘Our Heroes are Back’ is used to announce that, after an absence of one decade, all major pieces in the Rijksmuseum’s collection are back where they belong. This is what happens when they suddenly emerge in an unsuspecting shopping mall somewhere in The… Read More

Shows

Jan Brueghel the Elder at Alte Pinakothek in Munich

Jan Brueghel the Elder at Alte Pinakothek in Munich

Posted March 21st, 2013

Belgium, Old Masters, Shows

Jan Brueghel the Elder is considered one of the most important Flemish painters of the early 17th century along with Peter Paul Rubens. Unlike his brother Pieter, who orientated himself closely on the works of his famous father, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Jan developed his… Read More

Old Masters

Mystery masterpiece revealed as Rembrandt self-portrait

Mystery masterpiece revealed as Rembrandt self-portrait

Posted March 19th, 2013

Netherlands, News, Old Masters

A painting hanging in a British stately home has been confirmed as a self-portrait by Rembrandt worth tens of millions of dollars, the National Trust heritage body announced on Friday. The picture, which has been at Buckland Abbey in Devon, southwest England, since it was… Read More