Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Monday June 8th, 2015
Posted by Lisa Hill on June 9, 2015
Today was one of those heavenly days I’m sure I’ll remember all my life. It joins my days at the Hermitage, the Louvre, the National Gallery in London and the Prado as a feast of great art, beyond any power of mine to describe in words.
The Rijksmuseum has generously put its works online and you can see them all on their website, but the slide show below is just a small selection of the ones that took my eye.
First of all, from the entrance hall, the lovely stained glass windows celebrating artists and philosophers:
Then from the second floor, covering 1600-1700, in galleries we explored by ourselves:
Then, the highlight of the day, the Vermeers, with expert guide Drs Kees Kaldenbach. If you visit Amsterdam, make sure you get into one of his tours, he is fantastic.
And then, a period that enchants me, mostly medieval art from 1100-1600:
And finally some odd little bits and pieces from the Dutch colonial past: