Willem Roelofs - The Bridge over the River IJssel at Doesburg - 1889
oil on canvas, 24.5 × 49.5 cm (9.6 × 19.5 in)
Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Netherlands
The Rijksmuseum (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈrɛi̯ksmyˌzeːjʏm]) (English: State Museum) is a Dutch national museum in Amsterdam, located on the Museumplein. The museum is dedicated to arts, crafts, and history. It has a large collection of paintings from the Dutch Golden Age and a substantial collection of Asian art. It also displays the stern of the HMS Royal Charles which was captured in the Raid on the Medway, and the Hartog plate.
The renovation of the south wing of the museum, known as the Philips Wing, was completed in 1996. The wing is used as a temporary museum space during the major refurbishment of the main building (2003-2013). In early December 2003, a large part of the museum closed for a renovation that initially would take only several years, but due to various delays, will now take about ten years to complete. In the meantime, the Philips Wing (named after one of the sponsors) of the museum remains open to the public.
The reconstruction of the museum was completed on 16 July 2012. It will take until April 2013 before the museum reopens. Two weeks before the opening the museum’s main pieces of art will move from the Philips Wing to the main building.
William Holman Hunt, The Ship, 1875,
The Tate is an institution that houses the United Kingdom’s national collection of British Art, and International Modern and Contemporary Art. It is a network of four art museums: Tate Britain, London (previously known as the Tate Gallery, founded 1897), Tate Liverpool (founded 1988), Tate St Ives, Cornwall (founded 1993) and Tate Modern, London (founded 2000), with a complementary website, Tate Online (created 1998). It is an executive non-departmental public body of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.
Tate is used as the operating name for the corporate body, which was established by the Museums and Galleries Act 1992 as The Board of Trustees of the Tate Gallery.
Odoardo Borrani - Rendezvous in the Uffizi - 1878
The Uffizi Gallery (Italian: Galleria degli Uffizi, Italian pronunciation: [ˌɡalleˈria deʎʎi ufˈfittsi]) is a museum in Florence, Italy. It is one of the oldest and most famous art museums of the Western world.
The pictures above are by Paul Signac and are found in the Musée D’Orsay in Paris. I went to this museum for the first time in September 2010 and I really enjoyed the visit. Much preferred it to the Louvre, less crowded, more enjoyable. The building itself has a fresher allure.
I really liked the section about impressionism and neo-impressionism. So when at the end of the visit my dad and I went to the museum’s bookshop, I decided that buying my usual cards wouldn’t have been enough for me to remember this beautiful visit and the paintings I had seen. So I bought my first art book, and I decided to buy it on Signac, although generally, in the museum I particularly liked Signac, Seurat and Monet.
I was really happy about finally buying my first art book, and I thought I might show some of the painter’s pictures!
For more info, here’s the link to the museum’s website to see every painting! http://www.musee-orsay.fr/en/collections/works-in-focus/painting.html
Contraste, reflets et transparence
The Louvre, a great museum