Mitch and I visited the Rijks Museum. The museum itself is stunning and has a huge variety of works spanning from the 1700’s to the 2000’s showing a mind boggling display of art in all mediums and styles.
It was a last minute decision to visit ‘Alle Rembrandts’ (All The Rembrandts). I’m not a huge Rembrandt fan however I loved seeing his small scale etchings/drawings of beggars, family, domestic scenes. The work below was sketched from life with haste. I delighted in Rembrandt’s drawings and his ability to notice and pay close attention to things.
Music in front of the rijks
Musical ensemble Busting out a collection of classical hits from Bach to Vivaldi. Very clever.
‘Painting, Smoking, Eating’ by artist Philip Guston is an autobiographical work, depicting the artist lying in bed, smoking, with a plate of French fries balanced on his chest. I have admired Guston’s work for decades so It was a real treat to come across this work at the Stedelijk Museum.
Van gogh museum
No pictures allowed at Van Gogh Museum, sadly. This Museum was incredible. Loved the special exhibition of works by David Hockney along side Van Gogh.
Second hand/thrift stores amsterdam
Amsterdam has a great selection of vintage clothing stores. Mitch and I went clothes shopping yesterday at Everything Vintage. Mitch found a sweet shirt with a small pansy print all over. I left the store dressed in a whole new outfit: new shoes, vintage jeans and a cute high necked top. Everything is laid out so beautifully in these stores, ie the silk shirts grouped into colour blocks.