Visit the Mauritshuis: a small jewel of Dutch art

Mauritshuis | musei Olanda

MAURITSHUIS: SMALL JEWEL OF DUTCH ART

If you are in the Netherlands and have the chance to pass through Den Haag (The Hague), you cannot miss the artistic gem this city has in store for you.
The Mauritshuis Museum is a small art gallery that houses the major works of the Dutch Golden Age of the 17th century.

From Rembrandt’s works to Vermeer’s famous still lifes, for which the Dutch were so admired, in this treasure trove of beauty you will find paintings to suit all tastes in an equally impressive location.
The Mauritshuis in fact owes its name to Johan Maurits, the first occupant of the residence and Count of Nassau-Siegen, who had the building constructed between 1633 and 1644.
You will thus find yourself strolling through the rooms of the museum admiring not only the wonderful paintings, but also the palace itself.

Chiara Bressan visited the Mauritshuis for The ART post Blog this fascinating museum and here she proposes some of the must-see works.

 

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The works of the Fortuny Museum, an artist’s home

Museo Fortuny | Venezia

Fortuny Venezia @Fotografie di Massimo Listri

THE WORKS OF THE FORTUNY MUSEUM, THE HOME OF A BRILLIANT ARTIST

What are the works in the Fortuny Museum and why should you visit this Venetian museum at least once in your life?
The gothic Venetian palace that was the home but also the workshop of Mariano Fortuny y Madrazo (Granada 1871, Venice 1949) and his wife Henriette Nigrin, was one of the focal points of intellectuals in the early 20th century.

In cosmopolitan and industrious Venice, it was almost a must for the refined elite of the time to visit Mariano Fortuny and his wife, and it is now important to visit these rooms to discover the importance of his creative work in the culture of the early 20th century.

The works of the Fortuny Museum

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The must-see works of the Rodin Museum in Paris

museo Rodin | musei Parigi

THE MUST-SEE WORKS OF THE RODIN MUSEUM IN PARIS

The works of the Rodin Museum are housed in a building, located in the heart of Paris, which was Rodin’s home during the last years of his life.
Not always those who visit Paris for the first time think of going to see the Rodin Museum, but it is certainly an important stop to make because Rodin was the most important sculptor of the late 19th century and the forerunner of contemporary sculpture.

Works from the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum

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Which museums are free in Paris and why to visit them

Parigi | musei gratis

WHAT ARE THE FREE MUSEUMS IN PARIS AND WHY VISIT THEM

There are plenty of Parisian museums to see but what are the free museums in Paris and why visit them?
The artistic and cultural heritage of Paris is immense and it’s practically impossible to see everything on a single trip so you have to make choices and decide what budget you want to put aside for museum admission.

If you want to see Paris and its wonders but don’t want to spend a lot of money, you might want to know that there are plenty of museums you can see for free. Here’s a list of the must-see museums.

Free museums in Paris

 

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The Royal Palace of Venice: the Royal Rooms of the Correr Museum

Palazzo Reale Venezia | sala moresa

THE ROYAL PALACE OF VENICE: THE ROYAL ROOMS OF THE CORRER MUSEUM

Did you know that there is a Royal Palace in Venice?
I am familiar with Venice and the Doge’s Palace, the residence of the Doge, but I had no idea that there was also the Royal Palace of Venice.
I had the privilege of seeing a preview of the twenty Royal Halls of Venice and I was left speechless!

After almost a century of oblivion, the Royal Palace of Venice, the symbol of 19th-century Venice where the city’s history unfolded after the fall of the Serenissima republic, has returned to shine.
It is a new itinerary of the Correr Museum and can be visited with the entrance ticket to the Doge’s Palace, which also gives access to the Museums of St Mark’s Square.

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