Sunday, July 11, 2010

Matisse to Malevich

I recently visited this fabulous art exhibition at The Hermitage Amsterdam. It was breathtaking. If you are in Amsterdam anytime this summer until September 17th then do try to visit the Matisse to Malevich exhibition. Besides the latter artists you'll also find exceptional works by Picasso, Van Dongen, De Vlaminck, Derain and many other contemporaries of theirs. Seventy-five paintings have been specially selected from The Hermitage St. Petersburg that explore the origins of modern art.

For more information check out The Hermitage Amsterdam website at http://www.hermitage.nl/en/. Below are some of my favourites from the collection.

Woman in Green by Henri Matisse, 1909


Lady in a Black Hat by Kees van Dongen, 1908

Red Room by Henri Matisse, 1909

Small Town on the Seine by Maurice de Vlaminck, 1909

Boy with a Dog by Pablo Picasso, 1906

La Bacchante by Marie Laurencin, 1911

9 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing your favourite pictures. Woman in Green is beautiful.

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  2. I love 'Small Town On the Seine', it's so peaceful and dreamy.

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  3. Loved the ones you shared! My favorite was Lady in a Black Hat - lovely!

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  4. Beautiful! I love Lady in a Black Hat! I hope you are having a lovely time in Amsterdam.

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  5. Hi, Mrs. B! Oh my! You're in Amsterdam during the World Cup finals! I just can't imagine being there, especially now that Netherlands lost to Spain.

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  6. Beautiful pictures! I didn't know that there was a 'Hermitage' in Amsterdam! I thought it was there only in St.Petersburg.

    Did you visit any of the museums with Rembrandt paintings?

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  7. What treat! We will definitely pass by Amsterdam! :)

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  8. Oh, WOW. I love these so much! WIsh I were able to go. I love Woman in Green, Lady in a Black Hat, and Boy with a Dog. (Heh, I also love the highly descriptive titles.)

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  9. They're gorgeous. I've always loved Matisse and his use of colour. There's always the touch of whimsy.

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