Vermeer View of Delft

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Johannes Vermeer View of Delft, 1660-61, Mauritshuis, The Hague On entering Room 15 at the Mauritshuis Picture Gallery in The Hague, the visitor’s eye is immediately drawn to perhaps the most famous townscape in all of western art. Johannes Vermeer’s great work is one of only two paintings to have survived that are devoted to […]

Jozsef Rippl-Ronai Birdcage

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József Rippl-Rónai Woman with a Birdcage Rippl-Rónai was born in Kaposvar in Hungary in 1861. This enchanting painting is one of the highlights of the National Gallery in Budapest. A woman stands in a room which is furnished and decorated in tones of blue-green. She wears a full-length brown dress and a small black hat […]

Pieter Bruegel at the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

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Pieter Bruegel at the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna Vienna has the most extensive collection of works by Pieter Bruegel in the world. How did so many paintings by the Flemish master  come to be in Vienna? Owing to the complexities of late medieval dynastic inheritance the Low Countries became part of the sprawling Habsburg Empire in […]

Franz Marc at the Lenbachhaus, Munich

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Franz Marc at the Lenbachhaus, Munich This wonderful small museum houses many of the most impressive examples of the Blau Reiter (Blue Rider) group formed in Munich in 1911 by Vasily Kandinsky, an expatriate Russian and Franz Marc, a native of the city, who rejected the perceived conservatism of the Neue Kunstlervereinigunng Munchen (the New […]

MALBA – Antonio Berni

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MALBA – Antonio Berni The Museum of Latin American Art in Buenos Aires is housed in a beautiful modern building in the leafy area of Recoleta. It was a real pleasure to enter this sanctuary from the heat and wander through the extremely well presented collection, especially as the contents of every room revealed new […]

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Blog Articles Museums / Artists on Permanent Display Barber Institute, Birmingham Antonio Berni at MALBA, Buenos Aires Sandro Botticelli, Primavera, Uffizi Gallery, Florence Pieter Bruegel at the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna Claude Lorrain, Landscape with the Ponte Molle, Birmingham, Museum and Art Gallery Caspar David Friedrich, The Wanderer, Kunsthalle, Hamburg Domenico Ghirlandaio, Portrait of Giovanna de’ […]

Barber Institute

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The Barber Institute This is certainly one of the finest small collections in Britain. Most of the paintings on display are prime examples of the artists’ work. The collection was founded in 1932 by Lady Barber, the widow of Sir Henry Barber, a wealthy property developer. Lady Barber died soon after the endowment was finalised […]