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


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

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

  2. Kathleen12:59 PM

    These are fabulous!!!
    Thanks for sharing!

    1. I thought so too Kathleen
      Outstanding efforts

  3. Love seeing the artists attempts at Rembrandt.

  4. 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.

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

  5. 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!

  6. Angela12:49 AM

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

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

  8. Caroline2:07 PM

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

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

  9. 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.

    1. 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.

  10. Alicia4:33 AM

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


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