Monday, September 19, 2005

Dutch Masters

I had an 'arts date' in the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV). It was tiring (cos there were more than 100 art works and decorative objects by great Dutch artists such as Johannes Vermeer, Rembrandt, Frans Hals, Pieter de Hooch and Jan Steen from the 17th century), yet it was so inspiring and refreshing for me personally.

NGV Director Dr Gerard Vaughan says:"We have secured some absolutely amazing works - masterpieces that would not normally leave the walls of this great European gallery. Displaying lavish still lifes, revealing self-portraits, insightful portraiture, humble and reverent genre works, and masterful cityscapes and seascapes, this exhibition powerfully captures the vivid images of daily life in The Netherlands during the 17th century – a period often referred to as The Golden Age ".

Thanks Chin Hor for this lovely photo. He took it when he was in Melbourne. Posted by Picasa


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Kel said...

that is a great photo Kitty

you sure have the art world on your doorstep there

Kitty Cheng said...

yes I feel blessed to live so close to the art world.