MUSEUM Kunstmuseum, Den Haag DATE January 28, 2020 EXPO Monet – The Garden Paintings (De tuinen van Monet) This Monet-exhibition is one of the largest in 30 years in the Netherlands. A number of paintings were never showed here and…

Joan Miró and Cobra

MUSEUM Cobra Museum, Amstelveen DATE October 15, 2015 EXPO Joan Miró (1893-1983) is still a very popular artist. All over the world Miró’s art is available in galleries and auctions and his work is still influencing younger artists. At the…

Anton Corbijn

MUSEUM Fotomuseum Den Haag DATE May 17, 2015 EXPO 1-2-3-4 Anton Corbijn has a major influence on international music photography. In his career he was also director of many music clips and nowadays featured films takes most of his time….


MUSEUM Gemeentemuseum Den Haag DATE February 26, 2015 EXPO: Rothko It is spring break, it is drizzly weather, it is just a few days before the last weekend Rothko in the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag. And therefore it is busy. I’ve…

Marlene Dumas

MUSEUM Gemeentemuseum, The Hague DATE VISITED January 15, 2012 EXPO The Image As Burden Marlene Dumas (1953, South Africa) came to the Netherlands in the 70’s and settled after a while in Amsterdam where she still lives and works. Most…

Neorealism in the Netherlands

MUSEUM Museum of Modern Art, Arnhem DATE November 30, 2012 EXPO Neorealism in the Netherlands Somewhere in the early 90s I saw a retrospective of and about Dick Ket. Especially the story about his background, his hermit due to a…


MUSEUM Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam DATE VISITED October 5, 2012 EXPO A sneak peak in the renovated museum. A new wing that was built behind the old builing is now called “bathtub”, a name given by the residents of the city.


MUSEUM Gemeente Museum, Den Haag DATE VISITED May 5, 2012 EXPO Alexander Calder was last seen in the Netherlands in 1969 at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. The American Calder (1898-1976) was very impressed by the work of Mondriaan and…

Jasper Krabbé

MUSEUM Kunsthal, Rotterdam DATE VISITED April 29, 2012 EXPO Closer to You And as a viewer you can’t get closer. All of these portraits of Jasper Krabbé’s wife and muse Floor shows us his love and fascination for her. About…

Paris, city of Modern Art

MUSEUM Gemeentemuseum, The Hague DATE VISITED January 15, 2012 EXPO Forty masterpieces from Paris’ Centre Pompidou forming an overview of artists in the first half of the 20th century. Beautiful works by everyone you could have imagined. What do they…

New York Reflections

MUSEUM Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam DATE VISITED January 10, 2012 EXPO “I like the idea that simple and unimportant things can be a source of great beauty,” Saul Leiter is being quoted on a wall in the JHM. Saul Leiter…

Gedurfd Verzamelen

MUSEUM Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam DATE VISITED October 27, 2010 EXPO Jewish Historical Museum’s exposition called ‘Gedurfd verzamelen’ (Bold Collection), where this title refers to special purchases of art by Jewish collectors from the end of the 19th century. As…

Cézanne Picasso Mondriaan

MUSEUM Gemeentemuseum, The Hague DATE VISITED January 24, 2010 EXPO Picasso and Mondrian, in the footsteps of Cézanne, are they responsible for perhaps the most decisive development in art history: the emergence of abstract art? This exhibition clearly shows how painting around…

Paris Central

MUSEUM Cobramuseum, Amstelveen DATE VISITED November 1, 2009 EXPO The Cobra Museum in Amstelveen is a pleasant and not big museum. Paris was the center of art, certainly in the fifties. A homage to European art and the artists of that…

Exile on Main Street

MUSEUM Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht DATE VISITED July 25, 2009 EXPO Exile on Main St. is the title of an exhibition of American art. Ever since the sixties, it has had connotations of sensationalism and commercialism. Pop Art, in particular, appears to fit this…

Christian Schad

MUSEUM Gemeentemuseum, The Hague DATE VISITED March 22, 2009 EXPO Christian Schad (1894-1982), Germany Retrospective I didn’t know much about Schad, but I was really impressed by the hypnotizing eyes observing you from the canvas. Schad knew different styles. He was…


MUSEUM Kunsthal, Rotterdam DATE VISITED November 2, 2008 EXPO Alberto Giacometti Look at the man with the moustache: “No! No Pictures”. So I shot them from the hip. Alberto Giacometti (1901 – 1966) is my favorite sculptor. His rising figures are fragile and impressive…

Charley Toorop

MUSEUM Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam DATE VISITED November 2, 2008 EXPO Title of the exposition: “Especially no principles! Charley Toorop” with about 120 paintings, mostly portraits, among which are 16 self portraits.  Her paintings are so strong, so robust and very…


MUSEUM Kunsthal, Rotterdam DATE VISITED November 2, 2008 EXPO Photography by Jan Banning in collaboration with publicist Will Tinnemans (†). Bureacratia provides a beautiful overview of public servants all over the world. In China, Liberia, Yemen, India, America, France … What do…


MUSEUM Gemeentemuseum, The Hague DATE VISITED March 30, 2008 EXPO It is always a pleasure hanging around in this museum of The Hague. During a visit of the Lucian Freud expo there was also an exhibition of works of Picasso….

Lucian Freud

MUSEUM Gemeentemuseum, The Hague DATE VISITED March 30, 2008 EXPO Lucian Freud (1922-2011), grandson of the famous psychiatrist, is known as a painter who shows us a direct texture in flesh tones and most of all lack of embarrassment. Perhaps…

Ludwig Forum

MUSEUM Ludwig Forum, Aachen DATE VISITED October 21, 2007 EXPO Impression of mostly permanent collection of the Ludwig Forum, AACHEN. Work of many modern artists like Jeff Koons, John de Andrea, Duane Hanson and Robert Graham.

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