Stedelijk

Woman Reading and The Oasis of Matisse

The Oasis of Matisse – billed as the largest ever exhibition of Henri Matisse’s work in the Netherlands; and as the first Matisse retrospective of any size in the country for fifty years – is currently at the Stedelijk in Amsterdam. It will run until 16 August. The Stedelijk is boasting an unusual approach to such a retrospective. The ground…

Amsterdam: Photographs via Instagram V

Amsterdam: Photographs via Instagram V

The following fifteen photographs were taken in Amsterdam between April and early May. A number of them feature the water and those streets around the top of the Amstel, including Staalstraat, and a view from Groenburgwal towards Zuiderkerk – the church where Rembrandt buried three of his children; and which was painted by Monet on a visit to Amsterdam in 1874….

amsterdamarm: A Blog and a Guide to the City

amsterdamarm: A Blog and a Guide to the City

amsterdamarm Over the past couple of days, or really since the weekend, I’ve been working on a sort of hybrid, a cross between a blog which will consider daily life in Amsterdam, with an emphasis on art and culture, and a cultural guide to the city. The site is ready to ‘go live’, I think; and this post serves to recognise…