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Willem Kalf (1619-1693) | Dutch Golden Age painter

Willem Kalf was a Dutch Golden Age painter who specialized in still lifes. Later in his life, Kalf became an art dealer and appraiser.

Life and work

Willem Kalf was born in Rotterdam, in 1619. He was previously thought to have been born in 1622, but H. E. van Gelder's important archival research has established the painter's correct place and date of birth. Kalf was born into a prosperous patrician family in Rotterdam, where his father, a cloth merchant, held municipal posts as well.


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Rembrandt | Adoration of the Magi, 1632 | Hermitage Museum


The Adoration of the Magi (anglicized from the Matthean Vulgate Latin section title: A Magis adoratur) is the name traditionally given to the subject in the Nativity of Jesus in art in which the three Magi, represented as kings, especially in the West, having found Jesus by following a star, lay before him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh, and worship him.

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Adrianus Eversen (1818-1897) | Cityscapes painter


Dutch painter🎨 Adrianus Eversen portrayed the typical 19th century Dutch atmosphere in his work. As a member of Arti et Amicitiae he belonged to the society of elite artists of his time.
Eversen was a contemporary of Cornelis Springer.
Both painters were students of Hendrik Gerrit ten Cate at the same time, and usually painted contemporary regional (Oud-Hollandse) cityscapes.
In his choice of subjects, Eversen allowed himself more freedom.

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Van Gogh | La Mousmé, 1888 | The National Gallery of Art


The intention and determination that inform Van Gogh's🎨 art can be obscured by the sensational legends that have arisen about his life. The artist's correspondence, particularly frdeom his brief mature period of 1888-1890, contradicts popular lore and attests to the deliberateness, sensitivity, and integrity of his work.
On July 29, 1888, Van Gogh wrote his younger brother Theo, an art dealer in a Parisian gallery, that "if you know what a 'mousmé' is (you will know when you have read Loti's Madame Chrysanthème), I have just painted one. It took me a whole week...but I had to reserve my mental energy to do the mousmé well".

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Kitty Meijering, 1974 | Ballet dancers

Kitty Meijering 1974 | Hollandaise figurative painter

Kitty Meijering studied at the Amsterdam University. At this University she followed a visual arts education, which she completed in 1998.
At this moment dance and specifically ballet is the main theme Kitty dedicates her time to.
This stunning new serie shows paintings of dancers in full movement and emotion. The dancers defined in warm colours seems to dance right of the paintings!

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Vincent van Gogh | Our life is a pilgrim's progress | The Letters


The Letters of Vincent van Gogh🎨 refers to a collection of 903 surviving letters written (820) or received (83) by Vincent van Gogh.
More than 650 of these were from Vincent to his brother Theo.
The collection also includes letters van Gogh wrote to his sister Wil and other relatives, as well as between artists such as Paul Gauguin, Anthon van Rappard and Émile Bernard.

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Dirk Smorenberg (1883-1960) | Art Déco painter


Dirk Smorenberg is considered as one of the few Dutch Art Déco🎨 painters.
Smorenberg was born in Alkmaar, North Holland. He started painting in 1906 on a professional base.
He travelled to St. Ives as an artist/painter in the beginning of the World War I.
He also worked in Switzerland not far from Montreux and in 1910-1911 in the USA.

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Simon Balyon, 1965 | Romantic painter


Contemporary Dutch master🎨 Simon Balyon, has long studied the Masters in many European museums and his interest includes the painters from the The Hague School.
Balyon was influenced by the Impressionistic and Romantic schools, which is inspiration for his own art work.
Simon Balyon was born in The Hague, the Netherlands and developed a passion for painting at an early age.