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Art Blogs, art columns or art reviews? How ever labeled, our international team of volunteers review art exhibitions on the fine arts and often visit hidden gems that deserve more attention than they get in general. Smaller museum with an impressive collection of paintings, drawings and/or prints; international renowned museums with world-famous masterpieces, whatever the case the Kunstpedia bloggers will not hesitate to give their personal thoughts on the exhibition or collection.

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Gerrit Dou, ‘de illusionist van Leiden’

Sinds 9 maart j.l. is de tentoonstelling ‘Gerrit Dou. The Leiden Collection from New York’ te bewonderen in museum De Lakenhal in Leiden. Deze uitzonderlijke expositie loopt tot en met 31 augustus van dit jaar en is feitelijk een ‘must’ voor ieder...


Strange Beauty: Masters of the German Renaissance, National Gallery, until 11th May

The perception of beauty is a subjective matter, as the likes of Shakespeare, Hogarth, and Hungerford, among others, have noted through time. However, the question of beauty in art is still an endless debate, and the exhibition Strange Beauty: Mas...


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...


Museum Bredius, niet alleen voor fijnproevers

De privécollectie van Abraham Bredius met topstukken is een bezoek meer dan waard   Ooit zong Paul van Vliet  over Den Haag met zijn lege paleizen. De grandeur van de stad werd in dat lied prachtig verwoord. In een van die 18de eeuwse herenhuizen,...


Daumier (1808-1879): Visions of Paris, Royal Academy London, until 26 January 2014

The public may be yearning for the next big thing in art, but after visiting the exhibition at the Royal Academy in London one thing is clear: what the world needs now is another Honoré Daumier to caricature the circus of our contemporary art scen...


Egon Schiele – The Soul of an Artist Captured on Canvas

The two cornerstones of Viennese society, Sex and death, engraved their mark in the canvasses of the city’s most controversial Secessionist. Tormented, brilliant Egon Schiele rose through the ranks of the avant-garde in the Viennese Expressionist ...


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...


Afternoon with Bernini - Lingering in the Smaller Rooms of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

    Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Venice, 1696 – Madrid, 1770Head of a Young ManRed chalk with white highlights, 22.5 x 17.2 cmPrivate collectionPhoto MMFA, Christine Guest     An hour in downtown Montreal is quickly an hour well spent lingering at o...


Bringing Landscape to Life – Impressionism and Open-Air Painting at the Thyssen-Bornemisza

When we think of landscape painting, the vanguard is not what comes to mind. We picture hillsides rolling into a tranquil sea of green that blends into the background, becoming nothing more than a superficial decoration. However, landscape paintin...


Paris 1900 in Sofia - Revisiting the Grand World Fair at Bulgaria’s National Gallery for Foreign Art

Étienne Tourrette opera spectacles made of real gold; decadent Lalique Art Nouveau jewels; Clairin’s brooding portrait of the grande dame Sarah Bernhardt; little known Bulgarian paintings of a freshly post-Ottoman life; extensive Les Nabis lithogr...