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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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