Here they have a huge collection of Dutch art, to give the visitor an impression of the highlights of Dutch culture and art.
Of course, a lot of attention goes to the masters of the 17th century, Rembrandt, Jan Vermeer, Frans Hals etc.
I do admire Rembrandt's use of light, but on the whole I am not a huge fan of his paintings, I prefer the homely scenes Vermeer painted.
But the Rijksmuseum also has a collection of 19th century art and if I am honest, I prefer this age to the 17th century.
I was very happy last weekend when I was there with a friend, and we really enjoyed our visit. I took some pictures I would like to share, although the quality is not as good as I hoped, since halfway the battery of my camera died and I had to take pictures with my phone.
But still, here are a few of the paintings I liked very much, from the 19th cetury art collection of the Rijksmuseum.
|Jan Toorop, Sea at Katwijk|