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Peacetime loan of former war booty: Maritime masterpiece temporarily returned to...

AMSTERDAM.- This afternoon, the Rijksmuseum handed over a unique loan to the National Maritime Museum in London. After 345 years, the ‘stern carvings decoration’ of the flagship the Royal Charles has been returned to England. In June 1667, th...

American photographer Alex Prager wins Foam’s annual Paul Huf Award 2012

AMSTERDAM.- On March 13th Alex Prager (b. 1979, USA) was chosen as the winner of the Foam Paul Huf Award 2012 by an international jury. This annual prize given to a photography talent under 35 years consists of € 20.000 and an exhibition in Foam A...

Delft: Johannes Vermeer, Porcelain, Bridges and Canals in Quaint Dutch City

DELFT (AP).- You don't have to be in Delft long to see what inspired Johannes Vermeer. Meandering up and down countless bridges that stretch over canals, and past storefronts and slender houses, the quaint Dutch life sets in. It's this life — wit...

Research Shows One of Vincent van Gogh’s Self-Portraits is in Fact...

AMSTERDAM.- Was Vincent van Gogh first and foremost an impulsive genius? How well have Van Gogh’s colours withstood the ravages of time? And did Van Gogh make a painting of his brother Theo after all? To start with the case of ‘Vincent/Theo&#...

Dutch National Rijksmuseum Museum Renovation in Full Swing ~ to Reopen...

AMSTERDAM (AP).- Rembrandt's "Night Watch" and other famed works by Dutch masters will return to their permanent home by 2013, as a radical decade-long renovation of the national Rijksmuseum nears completion. A sneak preview showed the 19th-century ...

ARTZUID 2011 an International Sculpture Exhibition in a Unique Cultural Heritage...

AMSTERDAM.- In 2008 Cintha van Heeswijck-Veeger established Foundation ArtZuid. She took the initiative to draw greater attention to the urban expansion plan (1917) of architect H.P. Berlage known as the Plan-Zuid in Amsterdam, by organising a high-qua...

Openartcollection.com: More Virtual Fairs Announced

NEW YORK, NY.- Openartcollection.com has announced they will be hosting more virtual art fairs, opening up the world of art to anyone with a PC and an internet connection. Working in partnership with premier art fairs around the globe such as Art Amst...

The Highlight of Sotheby’s Amsterdam Old Master Paintings Sale: A School...

AMSTERDAM.- The highlight of the Old Master Paintings sale at Sotheby’s Amsterdam on Tuesday, 10th May, 2011 is A school class with a sleeping schoolmaster by Dutch Golden Age Artist Jan Steen (1626-1979). This painting may be regarded as one of J...

The Highlight of Sotheby’s Amsterdam Old Master Paintings Sale: A School...

AMSTERDAM.- The highlight of the Old Master Paintings sale at Sotheby’s Amsterdam on Tuesday, 10th May, 2011 is A school class with a sleeping schoolmaster by Dutch Golden Age Artist Jan Steen (1626-1979). This painting may be regarded as one of J...

The BAT Artventure Collection Part Two Realizes $ 4,198,489 at Sotheby’s...

AMSTERDAM.- The sale of the world-renowned BAT ArtVenture Collection, formerly known as The Peter Stuyvesant Collection, Part Two, realized a total of €2,941,725 / £2,582,732/ $4,198,489, a figure well above the pre-sale expectations of €1 mill...

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