What were the secrets of the Dutch master painters such as Rembrandt, Vermeer, Frans Hals and Jan Steen? Why do these masters remain world famous to this day? From April 18th 2020 onward, 22 of the most renowned paintings of Dutch history will be showcased and revealed – layer by layer – in the Museum of the Canals
Six centuries of art history unraveled
This year, paintings from the AVROTROS television program Masters will be on display in the Museum of the Canals. This exhibition will feature pieces such as Girl with a Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer, The Goldfinch by Carel Fabritius, but also modern masterpieces such as Girl in a White Kimono by George Breitner or Full Moon on the Water by Jan Sluijters. The 22 masterpieces are gathered in one retrospective exhibition, forming a unique ensemble showcased in the stylish period rooms of the Museum of the Canals.
This exhibition reveals the secrets and stories behind these masterpieces. The passionate team of the television program Masters endeavored to uncover the secrets of the master painters through infrared imagers, x-ray machines, paint samples, and traditional archival research. As a visitor, you will be taken on a journey of discovery through six centuries of art history. Produced by POSVIDEO and commissioned by AVROTROS, Masters is one of the most popular art programs on Dutch television.
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On display in the exhibition
The 22 paintings from three seasons of the television program Masters will be showcased in the Museum of the Canals from April 18th 2020 until April 30th 2021.