Portraits Laid Bare: Rineke Dijkstra at the Stedelijk Museum

Exhibition review of Rineke Dijkstra: An Ode, 20 May – 06 August 2017, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. by Eve Kalyva Rineke Dijkstra’s exhibition at the Stedelijk is a must see. The vast space of the museum’s upper galleries is always a challenge – what from the outside looks like a bathtub was, after all, the largest free standing exhibition space in Europe at the time of its construction in 2012. In an effort to maximise space use, curators usually overcompensate by putting up shows that are dense and heavy with exhibits.     Dijkstra’s exhibition is an exception. There are relatively few

Impressions of Landscape: Daubigny, Monet, and Van Gogh at the Van Gogh Museum

by Danielle Carter Van Gogh is largely known for still life paintings such as Sunflowers or small landscape paintings created from the view from his window such as Starry Night; however, Van Gogh felt most at peace when he was in nature, and many of his paintings depict rural landscapes. After living with his brother in Paris for about two years (1886-1888), Van Gogh escaped to the more rural town of Arles, positioned in the south of France. This is where he painted many of his most acclaimed paintings. He was more inspired by the landscape and environment of southern France than

‘Late Rembrandt’ Exhibition at the Rijksmuseum

'Late Rembrandt' exhibition at the Rijksmuseum. February 12 to May 17 2015. On February 12 the landmark exhibition 'Late Rembrandt' opens at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the city where Rembrandt lived and worked. This is the first time that an exhibition has been dedicated to Rembrandt’s late works from the 1650s until his death in 1669. In collaboration with the National Gallery in London, more than 90 works from leading museums and private collections from around the world will be on display here in Amsterdam. Rembrandt was born in Leiden, the Netherlands, in 1606 and died aged 63 in 1669. Despite having achieved youthful success and prosperity,