|Rembrandt van Rijn, The Laughing Man, c. 1629-1630|
Jan Steen, Girl Eating Oysters, c. 1658 - 1660
Antoon François Heijligers, Interior of the Rembrandt Room in the Mauritshuis in 1884
|Room with The Bull, Paulus Potter, 1647|
Hendrick Avercamp, Ice Scene, c. 1610
So happy that I finally visited The Mauritshuis in The Hague! The museum houses primarily Dutch Golden Age paintings, but also shows a couple of beauties by Flemish artists like Pieter Breughel and Rogier van der Weyden.
It was built in the seventeenth century as a private home for Johan Maurits van Nassau, the governor of Brazil (a Dutch colony at that time). The Mauritshuis was nicknamed the 'Sugar House', as Governor van Nassau made a fortune on the backs of enslaved Africans whom he forced to work on sugar plantations in Brazil.
The architectural bridges found on euro bank notes never actually existed, until now: Dutch artist Robin Stam made the stylized bridges portrayed on the backs of the euro banknotes a reality. The seven bridges are constructed in a housing development in the Rotterdam suburb of Spijkenisse (The Netherlands). Hereby the gps coordinates for your own visit: 51°51'05.2"N 4°20'23.2"E.
|An installation full of hugs and cuddles by Charlemagne Palestine @ Villa Empain, Brussels|
"In Island Song (1976), Charlemagne Palestine straps a video camera to a motorcycle and then drives around the island as though searching for an escape. His chanting voice merges with the vibrations of the motor, forming an incessant soundtrack that echoes the jarring motion of the camera."
|Ulla von Brandenburg, 7 ribbons (brown, green, blue violet, rose, pink, yellow, blue), 2014|
|Ulla von Brandenburg, Kostüm mit Bändern, 2013 (ink, aquarel, paper collage on old maps)|
|Ulla von Brandenburg, 8 ribbons (light blue, brown, grey, rose, orange, turquoise, green, pink), 2014|
More works by Ulla Von Brandenburg here.