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Framing Sculpture – Brancusi, Rosso, Man Ray

Last week I went to Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, to see the current exhibit about three famous sculptors who helped transform modern art. Framing Sculpture displays about forty sculptures by Brancusi, Rosso, and Man...


Malevich and the Russian Avant-Garde

The Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam is currently holding a large-scale exhibition that centers on the  abstract artist Kazimir Malevich (1879-1935). It is not the first time the Stedelijk has put this Russian pioneer in the spotlight. The first grea...


Don’t Miss: Tate Britain’s Retrospective of Lowry

One of London’s big blockbuster exhibitions this summer was the Tate Britain’s Lowry Retrospective, ‘Lowry and The Painting of Modern Life’ and it’s a must for anyone that’s not really come across Lowry before. For those people out there who are s...


A Hopping Exhibition: Edward Hopper at the Grand Palais, Paris

When I found out the Grand Palais museum in Paris was holding an Edward Hopper exhibition, I was delighted. But my delight quickly turned to dismay at the massive crowds—lines snaked round the block, and queues of at least four hours were expected...


Recently reopened: Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

Is it a plane, or maybe a boat, or perhaps a butter dish? Actually, it's none of the above, it is indeed the new wing of the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, located at the Museum square. Last September the museum reopened its doors after eight year...


Kunsthal Rotterdam straalt weer in volle glorie

Avant-gardes biedt nog steeds een unieke verzameling kunst De Kunsthal in Rotterdam werd wereldnieuws en niet op de manier die men zich had voorgesteld. In het jaar dat de Kunsthal het twintigjarig bestaan wilde vieren, was die gebeurtenis  een gr...


Innovation, contradiction and modernity – Encountering the 30s with the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid

The volatile decade of the 1930s saw the rise of totalitarian regimes and the advent of the Great Depression, while advances in film and photography offered artists the opportunity to explore new art forms and medias of communications. It’s imposs...


“Je ziet alleen maar wat je ziet..maar wat zien we eigenlijk?“ - Unieke expositie Escher in Paleis Soestdijk

Sinds het Paleis Soestdijk enkele jaren geleden afscheid moest nemen van zijn laatste bewoners, wordt gezocht naar een nieuwe bestemming voor de gebouwen. Door het paleis ook dit jaar weer deels open te stellen voor besloten bijeenkomsten, rondlei...


An Unprotected Woman at the Museums:A Female Body on the Female Body in Picasso and Modern British Art at the Tate Britain

There is always something a bit disconcerting, about being a woman in an art exhibition: particularly an exhibition of an artist like Pablo Picasso, whose ability to atomize, reduce, and re-arrange the female body has rendered him one of modernity...


Salvador Dalí: an artist, a genius

The unsung Dalí exhibit at the Complesso del Vittoriano, tucked away in Rome's massive monument to King Vittorio Emanuele II, exalted the artist's work in the context of an egocentric life and carefully refined public image. As a viewer, I felt ne...