08 mars 2015

Gemeentemuseum Museum acquires pair of 1690s Delft Figures of King William III and Queen Mary II

The unusual “bouquetière” was attributed to The Greek A Factory, where many of the most important Delft flowerpots and tulip vases were ordered by the Royal couple who were known to decorate their palaces with blue and white Delftware, underscoring their love for gardening. AMSTERDAM.- The Gemeentemuseum in The Hague has acquired a unique pair of circa 1690 Royal Delft figures of King William III and Queen Mary II that had been separated for more than 40 years, from the Aronson Antiquairs gallery in Amsterdam. They will go on view... [Lire la suite]

06 février 2013

Charger with rumi motif and fig leaves, Iznik, 1480, 40 cm. Gemeentemuseum Den Haag.

Charger with rumi motif and fig leaves, Iznik, 1480, 40 cm. Gemeentemuseum Den Haag. 
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24 juin 2012

"Hans Van Bentem, Keep on Dreaming" @ Gemeentemuseum Den Haag

Hans van Bentem, The Japanese Room, 2012, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag. THE HAGUE.- Hans van Bentem (b. The Hague, 1965) uses his unbridled imagination and energy to create a constant stream of artworks, each more brilliant, coruscating and colourful than the last. His breathtaking installations are informed by influences he sponges up from around the world and the exciting and eclectic oeuvre that results features elements as diverse as robots, lotus flowers, a Kalashnikov and a phallus. His art is designed first and foremost to... [Lire la suite]
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15 août 2011

"Sovereign Splendour, Imperial porcelain from Shanghai" @ the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag

Chinese vaas met fencai decoratie van Indiase lotusbloemen en plastische figuurtjes van spelende kinderen, Qianlong dynastie (1736-1795), 31,1 cm, collectie Shanghai museum THE HAGUE.- Only the best was ever good enough for the court of imperial China. It had its own special factories using the highest quality porcelain, the most virtuoso craftsmen and the finest pigments to produce the crème de la crème of Chinese ceramics. Now, for the very first time, a hundred of these masterpieces from the collection of the Shanghai Museum are... [Lire la suite]
25 avril 2010

Ah Xian, "China, China" séries 1999, 2002

From left to right: Ah Xian, China China – Bust 34 1999. Porcelain, underglaze paint, 42 x 40 x 22 cm. Ah Xian, China China – Bust 35 1999. Porcelain, underglaze paint, 40 x 39 x 21 cm. Ah Xian, China China – Bust 50 1999. Porcelain, underglaze and overglaze paint, 40 x 38 x 20 cm. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Jens Ziehe Ah Xian's China China series of porcelain busts was begun in 1998. His works in this exhibition were produced in Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, in collaboration with artisans from various studio-kilns around... [Lire la suite]
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22 février 2010

"Haute Couture, Voici Paris!" @ Gemeentemuseum Den Haag

"Gabriëlle 'Coco' Chanel", Twee avondjurken, ca. 1925 en ca. 1939. Gemeentemuseum Den Haag. Foto: Erik en Petra Hesmerg. THE HAGUE.- Only a handful of fashion houses belong to the select world of haute couture. Membership of the Chambre syndicale de la haute couture, which was established in 1868, is an exclusive honour subject to a tough selection procedure and strict rules. The designers affiliated to the Chambre are among the best in the world, repeatedly surprising us with their breathtaking creations. This is the... [Lire la suite]
06 juillet 2009

'Sleeping Beauty, Victorian paintings from the Museo de Arte de Ponce' @ the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag

Edward Burne-Jones, The Last Sleep of Arthur in Avalon, started in 1881. The massive painting measures 279 cm x 650 cm. (Detail) THE HAGUE.- Flaming June, the glorious canvas painted by Frederic Leighton (1830-1896) in around 1895, and five fabulous pictures by Edward Burne-Jones (1833-1898) are the highlights of an extraordinary exhibition at the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag from 4 July to 20 September 2009. These masterpieces of Victorian art come from the collection of the Museo de Arte de Ponce in Puerto Rico and have never... [Lire la suite]