Sex in the City

By Redactie See All This | February, 2016

Visit Amsterdam and discover the exciting art that the city has to offer these months. Go to Easy Virtue at the Van Gogh Museum, visit the ballet show Mata Hari of the National Ballet and make sure not to forget the Rembrandt House. Besides Rembrandt’s sketches, there are moving and sensual photographs on view there, made by Carla van de Puttelaar. 

Jean-Louis Forian, De klant (1878)

Jean-Louis Forian, The Customer (1878)

Easy Virtue at the Van Gogh Museum

In the 19th century, prostitution was a favorite motive in the visual arts. On February 19, The Van Gogh Museum opens the exhibition Easy Virtue, with work by amongst others Manet, Degas, Picasso and Van Gogh.

February 19 until June 19. Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam

Het Nationale Ballet Mata Hari

Mata Hari by the National Ballet

Margaretha Geertruida Zelle – as was Mata Hari’s real name – is one of the most iconic women in Dutch history. The turbulent life of a Dutch infiltrator and dancer Mata Hari is at the core of a large-scale, new production by the National Ballet.

Until February 26. The National Ballet.

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van RijnDutch, 1606-1669Nude Woman Seated on a Stool, 1654/56Pen and brown ink and brush and brown wash on ivory laid paper, laid down on cream laid card212 x 174 mmClarence Buckingham Collection1953.38The Art Institute of Chicago

Rembrandt,  Nude Woman Seated on a Stool, 1654/56
Clarence Buckingham Collection (The Art Institute of Chicago)

De Naked Truth in Museum het Rembrandthuis

In the framework of the exhibition Rembrandt’s Naked Truth, Museum the Rembrandt House in Amsterdam is showing drawings by Rembrandt, as well as nude portraits by photographer Carla van de Puttelaar. Van de Puttelaar: ‘Rembrandt’s nudes inspired me to make a new work capturing magical moments.’

Until May 16. Museum The Rembrandt House.

Carla van de Puttelaar, Rembrandt Series, 2016

Carla van de Puttelaar, Rembrandt Series, 2016

Sunday, February 14 at 3 p.m. there is a lecture and book launch of Rembrandt’s Naked Truth: Drawing after Nude Models in the Golden Age.

Sunday, April 3 at 3 p.m. photographer Carla van de Puttelaar and visual artist Annemarie Busschers give a lecture in which they reflect on Rembrandt, his nudes, and their own work that evolves around the nude body.

Museum The Rembrandt House.

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