Art treasures from the Hermitage of St Petersburg
This former elderly House is high-grade converted into a branch of the Hermitage in St. Petersburg. It does all a bit posh. The Russian Hermitage possesses a huge collection of art treasures. A small portion of this collection is now in Amsterdam to see. There is about a new exhibition every half year with new material from Saint Petersburg.
The exhibition that we have seen was in 2010 and was called ' of Matisse to Malevich '. Where the development of modernism, early 20th century, is displayed. With work by Matisse, Picasso, Van Dongen, De Vlaminck and Derain. By the size of the building was the expectation created that the exhibition would contain more work than the 75 paintings that are now seeing. Light disappointing, given the high expectations, which the name Hermitage entails. But the exhibition itself was of excellent quality.
Rubens, Van Dyck & Jordaens
Exhibition in 2012 on Flemish painters bears the same character. Again, "only" 75 paintings. About half of Rubens, Van Dyck and Jordaens, namesakes of the exhibition. Bit disappointing. But also this exhibition has high quality. And it is amazing that they got these paintings together.
High quality Material
Fortunately, the material in the Hermitage of high quality. You like or don’t like the subject of the current exhibition. Therefore Check the website: Hermitage Amsterdam
. The museum is also in possession of a free accessible courtyard and café/restaurant. Please note: it can be pretty busy here.