The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Tuesday, September 30, 2014


Johannes Vermeer's masterpiece "Woman in Blue Reading a Letter" travels to Sao Paulo
Men look at Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer's masterpiece "Woman in Blue Reading a Letter" at the Art Museum of Sao Paulo (MASP) in Sao Paulo, Brazil on December 11, 2012. After about one year of restoration, the painting has been on an exhibition tour in Shaghai, Sao Paulo and Los Angeles before going back to the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. AFP PHOTO/Yasuyoshi CHIBA.
SAO PAULO.- The Rijksmuseum has started its global campaign for the Grand Opening on 13 April 2013 with an international tour of one of its masterpieces, Woman Reading a Letter. KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, the Rijksmuseum’s partner in transport, is flying this famous Johannes Vermeer painting to Shanghai, the Museu de Arte in São Paulo, Brazil, and the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. At the Grand Opening Woman Reading a Letter will be on show again in the Rijksmuseum.

After ten years of renovation, 13 April 2013 will see the Grand Opening of the Rijksmuseum, one of the world’s top museums. The world-famous collection will then be showcased in all its glory. Paintings by Rembrandt van Rijn, Johannes Vermeer, Frans Hals and Jan Steen will shine like never before in the new Rijksmuseum. The highlight is, of course, Rembrandt’s 1642 masterpiece the Night Watch, which will be on show again in its own Night Watch Gallery. Together, these paintings tell the story of the glorious Golden Age, when the Netherlands lead the way on the world stage and international trade brought great wealth and an unprecedented high level in the arts.

Apart from the Golden Age, the new Rijksmuseum will also tell the story of 800 years of Dutch art and history using 8,000 objects made of porcelain and ceramics, silver and glass, as well as furniture, prints, drawings, photographs and costumes. Two beautiful period rooms will take visitors back to the riches and luxury of the Dutch 18th century. In the new Rijksmuseum, visitors will find the greatest Dutch art and the most exciting stories from 1200 AD to the present.

Wim Pijbes, General Director of the Rijksmuseum: 'Vermeer’s Woman Reading a Letter is timeless and universal; she is our ideal ambassador.'

The Rijksmuseum owns no fewer than four masterpieces from the very limited Johannes Vermeer oeuvre (34 pieces) that has survived. Vermeer specialised in everyday scenes and he was one of the masters of light. The woman in this painting is so lost in her letter that the silence is almost tangible. Woman Reading a Letter from c. 1663 is considered one of this artist’s most beautiful paintings.





Today's News

December 12, 2012

Johannes Vermeer's masterpiece "Woman in Blue Reading a Letter" travels to Sao Paulo

$6 million vase once owned by First Lady Lou Henry Hoover sells at Bonhams in San Francisco

Corcoran Trustees vote they will focus on approaches that keep the museum in the 17th Street building

Four letters by Tsar Nicholas II sold for record price of CHF 120,000 at Hôtel des Ventes de Genève

Van Gogh dazzles at Netherlands' Kroeller-Mueller; museum announced "Vincent is Back"

First U.S. Viewing of "The Jameel Prize: Art Inspired by Islamic Tradition" opens at Stanford

British artist and Turner Prize winner Simon Starling will create the Tate Britain Commission 2013

Founder of Cirque du Soleil exhibits photos taken on board the International Space Station

The Empty Quarter hosts photographer Steve McCurry's latest exhibition "Unguarded Moments"

Michael Hoppen celebrates 20 years in business with an exhibition from his collection

Zurich misplaces more than 5,000 works of art; expected to find most of the missing artwork

The prodigious son: George Maciunas returns to Cooper Union in a new exhibition

Design Miami/ reaffirms its position as the world's leading fair for collectible design with strong sales

RISD Museum closes year with significant gift to cap Radeke Restoration Project

Renovations at Civil Rights Museum move forward

The jewellery collection of the late Michael Wellby makes three times estimate in £2.8 million sale

New world record set for Howard Schleeter at Clars December 2012 fine art auction

Claudia Kleefeld's "Patterns of Nature: The Spiral and Interconnectedness" on view at LA Artcore

Man strips at Austrian art exhibition of nude men

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Fever mounts as stunning statues found at Alexander The Great-era tomb

2.- Hi-tech underground scans reveal vast complex of monuments at Britain's Stonehenge

3.- National Geographic Museum opens exhibition featuring shark-munching Spinosaurus

4.- First major New York City exhibition to explore Vienna Actionism opens at Hauser & Wirth

5.- Elizabeth I 'airbrushed' for 18th century make-over and a bug is found in Edward VI

6.- Award winning Swedish director Daniel Fridell to direct Kalliope Films' Vincent Van Gogh biopic

7.- Comprehensive retrospective exhibition of Joan Miró's work opens at the Albertina

8.- Synchrotron radiation technology in art conservation: Science to the rescue of art

9.- Mona Kuhn's first solo exhibition in the US opens at Edwynn Houk Gallery

10.- Sotheby's announces details of its sales series for Property from the Collection of Mrs. Paul Mellon



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site