Monday, August 05, 2019

Long Live Rembrandt, Rijks Museum Amsterdam

The very cool Rijks Museum became my HQ during the heatwave in Amsterdam two weeks ago. 
Long Live Rembrandtthe Summer exhibition is on through 15 September, a world-wide homage of love for Netherland's greatest painter.
It may be 350 years since his death but as a source of inspiration to artists around the world he remains immortal. The call went out. 575 selected works from 8390 entries from 95 different countries. The youngest participant was three years old. The oldest 91.
A vast diversity of materials and approaches are explored, some meticulously rendered.
Others loose impressions.
A jaw-dropping exhibition of virtuosity and talent. There are 8 categories:
The Night Watch, People,
Master of light, My Rembrandt,
Landscape and Animals, (copies) After the Master, Self-portraits, Storyteller.
The Rijks encourages you to try your hand at a Rembrandt portrait or paint yourself on their RijksCreative Youtube channel. I tried a rough ink drawing above.
Along with the mint tea, I can also recommend their Green Gazpacho while you're chilling.
The heat made exploring difficult but Amsterdam's doorways have wonderful sculpted decor. Remember to look up. Thanks for reading Parisbreakfasts. Please share. If you'd like Paris watercolors or Paris letters look on Etsy🥂🍾🍒. Love❤️ from Carolg ☕️ in Paris


La Table De Nana said...

Perfect place to escape for you!!!♥Love the aquarelle.

Kathleen said...

These are fabulous!!!
Thanks for sharing!

Parisbreakfasts said...

Thank you Monique !
Rijks museum is very accommodating, more so than the Louvre or the Met

sukicart said...

Love seeing the artists attempts at Rembrandt.

Kay said...

Oh how I loved the museums in Amsterdam. I really would like to go back but maybe with a tour group some year along with the tulips! Did you have comfortable lodgings? How did you get there from Paris? Thanks for sharing.

Parisbreakfasts said...

Amsterdam has changed a LOT since I first went too.
Just don't go in extreme heat.
But go!

Parisbreakfasts said...

Really Fabulous no?

Parisbreakfasts said...

I thought so too Kathleen
Outstanding efforts

Anna said...

I so enjoy your posts of Paris and elsewhere.
I was in Amsterdam 3 years ago for the first time and loved it.
Rembrandt is an all time star for me!

Angela said...

Do you create calendars ???????
Would love it!!!!!!

Rosie said...

Such imagination and so much talent!
A terrific exhibit. Thank you for sharing

Caroline said...

I love all the work you do......
But I am running out of wall space.....

Parisbreakfasts said...

Simply rotate like the Louvre or the Metropolitan do.
Easy peasy

Bugs said...

In the seventies...many decades ago, we lived in Amsterdam for two and a half years.
Every Sunday we were in town, we went to the Rijks Museum. The price was one guilder,
equivalent to the American quarter. And we had breakfast there. Wonderful paintings and
a doll house. Thank you for sharing these
lovely. As are the Rembrandt's. You could visit his house...I hope it's still there.

Parisbreakfasts said...

Lucky you Bugs! What a great experience.
Rembrandt house is still there. I didnt visit it or much else because of the heat. I Have to go back!!! You should too. Things have changed.

Alicia said...

Amazing work as usual!
You look great. I hope you feel well and continue painting.
Hugs from El Salvador ����