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Thursday, 30 March 2023

Born on this day: Francisco Goya (1746 - 1828)

Dear reader,

Welcome to the spring News Corner and all its blooming opportunities.


#Valkenswaard On view in the Dutch Museum of Lithography, Valkenswaard: The Toorop Line. The Toorop artist dynasty, consisting of Jan Toorop, his daughter Charley Toorop and grandson Edgar Fernhout, covers almost a hundred years of art history. With their individuality they leave an important mark on Dutch art history. Until 9 July.

#Leiden The exhibition 'The Riddles of Ukiyo-e: Women and Men in Japanese Prints,1765-1865' is now open at the Sieboldhuis in Leiden. On show until April 23rd.

#TheHague #Escher #jubilee On show in Escher in The Palace, The Hague: The Man Who Discovered Escher: Samuel Jessurun de Mesquita. In 2023 it is 125 years since Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898-1972) was born. Escher is a celebrated artist, but this would not have been the case had it not been for his mentor and good friend Samuel Jessurun de Mesquita (1868-1944). In this exhibition, the striking work of De Mesquita hangs alongside that of his most famous pupil. On view until 1 October.

In the Kunstmuseum Den Haag you can go see: Escher: Other World. His graphic works analyses the boundaries of space, landscape, perspective and illusion. Similarly Gijs Van Vaerenbergh explores notions of light and heavy, temporary and eternal, impossible architecture and infinity, through sculptural interventions.

#Amsterdam Peek over the shoulders of Rembrandt and his contemporaries: 74 drawings by Rembrandt, Bol, Maes, and others at The Rembrandt House Museum. The exhibition 'The Art of Drawing' runs from 18 March to 11 June 2023 at The Rembrandt House Museum.

#Amsterdam Women on Paper in the Print Cabinets of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam is on view until 30 May. With a selection of drawings, prints and photographs by Gesina ter Borch, Berthe Morisot, Käthe Kollwitz, Thérèse Schwartze and others, Women on Paper is a presentation about female artists who left their mark on art history.

#Vienna The exhibition 'Bruegel and his time' at the Albertina Museum presents a selection of some 90 works from the museum’s own holdings that exemplify this incomparable flourishing of drawing practices. Alongside famed masterpieces by Pieter Bruegel the Elder and outstanding drawings by artists such as Jan de Beer, Maarten van Heemskerck or Hendrick Goltzius, several newly restored works will be presented to a broader public. On show until 24 May.

#Geneva On view in the Museum of Art and History in Geneva until 28 May: Gravure en clair-obscur, devoted to the chiaroscuro technique of woodcutting, originating in Germany in the early 16th century. In the following century, the technique spread quickly across Europe. In Italy especially it was practiced with great sophistication.

#Venice A new exhibition and research centre for photography opened on 29 March in Venice: Le Stanze della Fotografia. They opened with an extensive and exhaustive retrospective devoted to Ugo Mulas, presenting an important selection of vintage images never exhibited before now. More info here!

#Milan At the Palazzo Reale the exhibit on Helmut Newton can be seen until 25 June.

#Oxford #2x The Christ Church Picture Gallery, Oxford, opened two interesting exhibitions<