Masterly!

Dec. 7, 2019 – March 29, 2020
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With the exhibition ‘Masterly!’, the Kunsthal Rotterdam is presenting a grandiose retrospective of four centuries of painting and drawing, with works by famous masters such as Rembrandt, Rubens, Van Gogh, Delacroix, Pissarro, Saenredam, Goltzius and Basquiat. Also shown is work by lesser-known artists, like Cornelis Saftleven and Josep Augustus Knip. Over 130 works from the Boijmans Van Beuningen collection will shed light on the special relationship between painting and drawing, revealing the great masters’ love of drawing. The drawings seem to bring us closer to the artist and are often much freer and more intimate than the paintings we know of these masters. ‘Masterly!’ shows the great mastery of artists who excel in both artforms.

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen has one of the most important collections of drawings in the world, although it is rarely shown because of its sensitivity to light. For the exhibition ‘Masterly!’ at the Kunsthal, a selection of the most beautiful works on paper will be unboxed for a short period of time and subsequently hidden away again for years.

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Camille Pissarro, Les Coteaux d'Auvers, 1882, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam

Kunsthal during Boijmans Next Door

The Kunsthal is helping to keep the collection of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen visible as part of the city-wide project ‘Boijmans Next Door’. In the period between January 2019 and March 2020, the Kunsthal is showing three exhibitions that are realised in collaboration with Museum Boijmans. The first of these was ‘Picasso on Paper’ which was followed by ‘The Dizzying Imagination of Piranesi’.

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Eugène Delacroix, Dansende Marokkaan,1832. Collectie Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen