Thursday, July 10, 2014

Renewed Mauritshuis - The Hague

 

A few weeks ago, one of the world’s most celebrated museums, the Mauritshuis in The Hague, re-opened  after a two-year major renovation.

The Mauritshuis is a beautiful 17th century Dutch palace.

2014-07-10_141952Mauritshuis   Image source here

 

The museum houses the world famous painting collection that will again be displayed in the fully renovated and expanded Mauritshuis.

The renovated Mauritshuis doubles its surface with an underground expansion into a building on the other side of the street. A big change is the relocation of the main entrance to the forecourt.

The new wing will house the exhibition space, the brasserie, and the museum shop. It will also accommodate the educational Art Workshop, a library and an auditorium.

 

Renovation Mauritshuis

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10468155_667304533338034_7751455121156950265_oInside the new museum wing.   Picture by Ronald Tilleman   Source here

 

10450733_667304696671351_3112146938269688903_n Part of the painting collection at the original building of the Mauritshuis.  Picture by Ivo Hoekstra   Source here

 

The Mauritshuis is also the home of Johannes Vermeer’s masterpiece 'Girl with a Pearl Earring'.

10433305_667304676671353_1392640461631171_n'Girl with a Pearl Earring' by Johannes Vermeer   Source here

JohannesVermeer (1632 1675) was a Dutch painter who specialized in domestic interior scenes of middle-class life.

 

I will never forget, that years ago, I had to describe the work of David Teniers the Younger, to graduate as an antiques dealer. I found a lot of information about this 17th century Flemish painter at The Mauritshuis, as this musem houses several of his works.

0261jpg‘The Alchemist’ by David Teniers the Younger   Source here

David Teniers the Younger (15 December 1610 – 25 April 1690) was a Flemish artist  born in Antwerp, the son of David Teniers the Elder. His son David Teniers III and his grandson David Teniers IV were also painters.

 

All the works of art of the Mauritshuis collection can now also be admired online. Most of the collection has been photographed in high resolution, allowing you to zoom in to the smallest details.

This is gorgeous! You really have to try this out. Browse the Mauritshuis collection HERE .

The images of the collection can even be downloaded for free from the website for private use, by using the 'Download for private use' button (more information HERE).

 

The Mauritshuis is definitely worth your visit !

To discover more of the museum collection and for all further information to plan your visit, please visit the Mauritshuis website  WWW.MAURITSHUIS.NL              

 

xx

Greet

6 comments:

  1. Lovely and informative post. Thank you, Greet

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  2. Thanks so much for sharing! I know what I'll be doing on the next rainy afternoon. :)

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  3. What a beautiful home. Those peacocks and the hydrangea lined lane are stunning. I think it's always best to follow your heart and not trends! Take care.
    house-design

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  4. I have always loved Vermeer's paintings, and the 'Girl with the Pearl Earing' is one of my favourites! Thank you also dear Greet, for the very kind comment you left me with regards to my recent photo shoot for El Mueble magazine….x

    I hope all is well with you and wishing you a lovely end to the week,

    Sophia x

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  5. Oh this is so very exciting Greet. Simply that The Girl with A Pearl Earring is at The Mauritshuis is historic!

    xoxo
    Karena
    The Arts by Karena

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  6. Hello Greet,
    How exciting to see the home of Vermeers "Girl with the Pearl Earring'.
    It looks like they have completed and amazing refurbishment.
    Thanks for sharing, and I hope you have a lovely weekend,
    liz x

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