Between Fairy-tale and Reality: Romanovs & Revolution at the Hermitage Amsterdam

by Eve Kalyva 1917 is the year of the Revolution. Telling the story from the point of view of the imperial family of Tzar Nicholas II, the Hermitage Amsterdam presents the exhibition 1917. Romanovs & Revolution. The End of Monarchy (4 February – 17 September 2017). The exhibition is impressive not only because of the variety of items on display, but also in terms of how these are put together. Over 250 items including paintings, photographs, objets d’art and historical documents are carefully arranged throughout the rooms. These narrate key events from the life of the tzar and his choices and

Slow Food: Still Lifes of the Golden Age at the Mauritshuis

By Claire Bown The new exhibition at the Mauritshuis 'Slow Food: Still Lifes of the Golden Age' is a real feast for the senses.  It's also the first exhibition to be devoted to the development of meal still lifes in Holland and Flanders from 1600 onwards. The inspiration for the exhibition comes in the form of a painting acquired by the museum in 2012, 'Still Life with Cheeses, Almonds and Pretzels' by Clara Peeters. There are a total of 22 works on display with masterpieces on loan from the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Washington's National Gallery of Art, Oxford's Ashmolean Museum and the