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Have a wonderful weekend!⠀
This weekend at the Rijksmuseum:⠀
- Everyone a Photographer: exhibition about the rise of amateur photography in the Netherlands.⠀
- Join the family guided tour Highlights of the Rijksmuseum⠀
Need more information? See the link in our bio.⠀
Image: Flowers from Normandy, Henri Fantin-Latour, 1887⠀
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Last week, curator Suzanne van Leeuwen installed three, recently acquired jewellery pieces by Johannes Steltman (1891-1961). Highlight of the acquisition is a necklace with jade from 1930. Depicted on the front are a bat and a bottle gourd, depicted on the back are a peach branch and a bat. These symbols combined are signs of a long and prosperous life. ⠀
Gift of H.B. van der Ven, The Hague.⠀
Check stories for more.⠀
Necklace with Jade, Johannes Steltman, 1930⠀
4,8836221 February, 2019
This tile tableau commemorates the founding in 1737 of Delftware factory in Bolsward in the province of Friesland. The tableau was no doubt proudly hung on the wall there. It depicts a fictitious – and somewhat exaggerated in capacity – cross-section of such a ‘gallipottery’ (or earthenware factory), with a wealth of information about the production of tiles and pottery. ⠀ ⠀
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Tile panel with the tile and pottery factory in Bolsward, anonymous, c. 1745 - c. 1765⠀ ⠀ #Rijksmuseum#Amsterdam#RijksDetails
5,2581520 February, 2019
Moongazers unite! Caught a glimpse of the #supermoon ? Or still waiting for it? Share your supermoon photos with us!⠀
Cuckoo with Full Moon, Ogata Gekkô, 1900 - 1910⠀ #Rijksmuseum#Amsterdam
3,2632119 February, 2019
The old Dutch title (in parentheses) refers to the cries ‘beautiful!’ (fraai) and ‘extraordinary!’ (curieus) with which itinerant performers announced themselves. Here a performer shows a wooden triptych with characters from a chivalric romance, while undoubtedly recounting the tale to those gathered around. Willem van Mieris was a ‘fine painter’, meaning that he rendered the scene in a highly detailed and refined manner.
The Raree-show (’t Fraay Curieus), Willem van Mieris, 1718 #Rijksmuseum#Amsterdam#dailyart
We invited everyone called Rembrandt to welcome our guests to the opening of the exhibition All the Rembrandts. The youngest Rembrandt was 11 months old, the oldest 75. There were even five called Rembrandt van Rijn among them! 💪🏼 The exhibition All the Rembrandts is on show until 10 June 2019. #Rijksmuseum#Amsterdam#alltherembrandts
5,80113615 February, 2019
In 1633, the almost 28-year-old Rembrandt van Rijn and the almost 21-year-old Saskia Uylenburgh officially got engaged ❤️. Rings were most likely exchanged on the occasion and Rembrandt may have gone along with the Frisian custom of placing a wedding coin in an embroidered handkerchief that was tied with a love knot. Engagements were legally binding and engaged couples were permitted to enjoy all the fruits of marriage, including sharing a bed together.
Self-portrait with Saskia, Rembrandt van Rijn, 1636 #valentinesday#rijksmuseum#alltherembrandts
4,5123214 February, 2019
In the 18th century, Van Huysum brought the extremely popular genre of flower painting to great heights. Instead of the usual dark background, he used a light one with a park landscape, creating the impression that the flowers are set out-of-doors on a balustrade. The décor here consists of a statue of Flora, the goddess of flowers, some cursorily painted foliage and a pond.
Still Life with Flowers, Jan van Huysum, 1723 #Rijksmuseum#Amsterdam#dailyart
6,7575913 February, 2019
Marten & Oopjen are back from their stay at the @museelouvre ! They make their appearance at the exhibition All the Rembrandts, where they are united with all the other Rembrandts from the Rijksmuseum collection. Congratulations to the team for their fantastic work!
All the Rembrandts is on show from Friday 15 February.
Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669), Portraits of Marten Soolmans and Oopjen Coppit, 1634 Oil on canvas. Joint purchase by the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Republic of France, Rijksmuseum Collection/ Musée du Louvre Collection, 2016 #rijksmuseum#rembrandt#alltherembrandts
4,6694312 February, 2019
A very special moment: this evening #Rembrandt ’s Jewish Bride left her familiar spot at the Gallery of Honour to be moved to the Philips Wing for the exhibition ‘All the Rembrandts’. Vincent van Gogh said in 1885: 'I should be happy to give ten years of my life if I could go on sitting here in front of this picture for a fortnight, with only a crust of dry bread for food.' Come and see The Jewish Bride in its new environment from 15 February.