Nina’s Blog: Rome – Art Discoveries for Wandering Tourists
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Nina’s Blog: Rome – Art Discoveries for Wandering Tourists

Rome is so full of Art with capital “A,” from frescoes at the Vatican to sculptures at the Capitoline museums, that it is easy to miss some other art treasures that are tucked away and not on the typical tourist itineraries. I was trying to check out the collection of the Palazzo Barberini, but thanks…

Food for the Soul: Animal Hunt at Art Institute of Chicago
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Food for the Soul: Animal Hunt at Art Institute of Chicago

By Nina Heyn – Your Culture Scout Comprehensive and large-scope art museums tend to be those created in centuries past, such as the Louvre in the 18th century and the Metropolitan Museum of Art (the “Met”) in the 19th century. Their function was to provide the inhabitants of big cities with collections that were educational,…

Nina’s Euro Blog 2023: Chasing Art in Paris

Paris is not very user-friendly this spring because ongoing strikes are affecting daily life to a great degree. I was planning to see Vermeer’s The Astronomer—a painting that was not included in the loan exhibition at the Rijksmuseum—which is often described as a “companion” to The Geographer, featuring the same model and a similar scientific…

Food for the Soul: “Rembrandt & His Contemporaries” Exhibition in Amsterdam

Food for the Soul: “Rembrandt & His Contemporaries” Exhibition in Amsterdam

By Nina Heyn — Your Culture Scout While many art fans might not be able to get tickets to the sold-out Vermeer show at the Rijksmuseum, there is another exhibition of exquisite Dutch Baroque art in Amsterdam that is ongoing at the same time at the nearby museum called Hermitage Amsterdam. The star of this…

Food for the Soul: Women Alone – Vermeer at the Rijksmuseum

Food for the Soul: Women Alone – Vermeer at the Rijksmuseum

By Nina Heyn — Your Culture Scout The sold-out, long-touted, once-in-a-lifetime Vermeer exhibition at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is in full swing—crowds of lucky ticket-holders are thronging through a few small rooms. But perhaps this is the right space to exhibit these intimate, delicate pictures that hung forgotten for 200 years until they became the…

Food for the Soul: Peeking into the Artist’s Mind — An Interview with Henryk Waniek

Food for the Soul: Peeking into the Artist’s Mind — An Interview with Henryk Waniek

By Nina Heyn — Your Culture Scout Even though most of the artists I admire are from the 20th century—from David Hockney to Leonora Carrington, and from Gerhard Richter to Francis Bacon—I’m usually not able to post about them here because images of their art are still under copyright. It is, therefore, a rare treat…