Peter Paul Rubens, Young man with his arm around a young woman, c.1632
©Amsterdams Historisch Museum, bequest C.J. Fodor

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The Connoisseur's Eye: Master Drawings and Prints from the Amsterdams Historisch Museum
Session: Oct 11(Sat) - Nov 24 (Mon), 2008
(Except: Open on Oct 13 (Mon), Nov 3 (Mon), closed on Oct 14(Tue), Nov 4(Tue) ) Closed on Mondays
Hours: 10:00-17:00 (Entry by 16:30)
Place: The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts

Outline of the Exhibition

 This exhibition titled “The Connoisseur's Eye - Master Drawings and Prints from the Amsterdams Historisch Museum”, traces the development of the art of European drawings since the Renaissance, and the aspect of drawings as collectors items, from the major works of the drawing collection of the Amsterdams Historisch Museum.
 “Drawings” in European art have been considered the basis of all plastic arts. Drawing is the technique where an artist reproduces nature, and at the same time, it is the expression of the artist’s originality that shows the basic ability of conception to create a work of art.
In the Netherlands, the drawings since the 17th century were used not only as preparation drawings for a finished piece, but also as models depicting various motifs used while creating, and also as educational samples for training pupils. These types of drawings were not only used by artists and studios, but were also gathered by collectors such as paintings were.
In this exhibition, we are focusing on the Dutch drawings of the 17th to 19th century, including works by Rubens and Rembrandt, from the drawing collection of the Amsterdams Historisch Museum. These rarely exhibited superior works provide an outline of the Dutch drawings, and show not only how artists of this era created and used drawings, but how popular they were as independent art works.
We would like to express our deep gratitude towards Director Pauline Kruseman of the Amsterdams Historisch Museum for permission to exhibit these precious works, and also Mr. Norbert Middelkoop(Curator of Painting, Drawings and Prints) and the staff of the same museum, who made great efforts in the preparation of this exhibition. We also deeply thank all of those who extended their support and cooperation in creating this exhibition.

Prologue: Drawings Collection in Europe

Chapter 1: Italian and German old master drawings and prints

Chapter 2: Beginning of the Golden Age. Early 17th century Flemish and Dutch drawings

Chapter 3: The Golden Age of the Dutch drawings

Chapter 4: The reception of Rembrandt's etchings and his image

Chapter 5: Looking back to the Golden Age: 18-19th century Dutch drawings and the drawing collections

Epilogue: Dutch watercolours in the Geidai Collection

Geidai Collection Special: depiction of Japanese landscape in the 19th century

Admission: Adult - 1,000 (800) yen
Senior high school student and above - 600 (500) yen
*Junior high school student and below - Free
*Prices in (): group of over 20 people (one attendant for every 20 visitors is admitted free)
*Free admission for disabled people (one accompanying guest for each disabled person is admitted free)
Organized by: Tokyo University of the Arts
The Tokyo Shimbun
Patronized by: Royal Netherlands Embassy
In Cooperation with: Aioi Insurance Co., Ltd., KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Supported by: The Society for International Cultural Exchange, Insatsu Choyokai Foundation, The Nomura Cultural Foundation, Geidai Friends
Planning Support by: Department of Western Art History, Faculty of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts
Inquiry: NTT Hello Dial: 03-5777-8600

*The exhibition will travel to:
Huis Ten Bosch Museum, Nagasaki, Nov 29 (Sat), 2008 - Jan 25(Sun), 2009
The Tokyo Shimbun Event Information (Japanese)
Amsterdams Historisch Museum (Dutch)

Nederland in Japan 2008-2009(TOP)
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