The Hermitage, Amsterdam is located on the banks of the Amstel canal. This former Hospital, with its 17th century wide courtyard and two large Horse Chestnut trees, provides an impressive setting for some splendid art exhibitions.
Gauguin, Bonnard, Denis. A Russian Taste for French Art (14 September 2013 to 28 February 2014)
Starting on 14 September 2013, the Hermitage Amsterdam will turn its attention to three great French artists of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries: Gauguin, Bonnard and Denis. In the years following the breakthrough of Impressionism, they went in search of new artistic paths. The elusive Paul Gauguin (1848–1903) was a shining example for the introverted Pierre Bonnard (1867–1947) and the theoretician Maurice Denis (1870–1943). Bonnard and Denis were briefly united with a few other artists (such as Valloton and Vuillars) under the name of Les Nabis, after the Hebrew word for ‘prophet’. These young artists explored fascinating new artistic paths. Unlike the Impressionists, who aimed primarily to capture the fleeting qualities of natural light, the Nabis emphasised colour, feeling, symbolism and imagination. Their work was quickly embraced in Paris, and in Moscow. This is your chance now to get up close and personal with these masterpieces and see how these painters paved the way for future artists.
Hermitage Amsterdam, Amstel 51, Amsterdam
March 9 to September 13, 2013
Daily from 9 am to 5 pm
Buy your ticket online and skip the line!