I wish I could show you all the wonderful art we saw. Vermeer, Rembrandt, Hals, Steen (there were some very funny Steen paintings, especially "The Sick Girl," which is not at all what it first seems), etc. But the museum had a very strict "No photos of this exhibit" policy. So this will just have to suffice.
|Sorry, not nearly as exciting as the original "Dutch Mona Lisa."|
Here's a Wikimedia Commons image.
And the other paintings. Coorte's "Still Life with Five Apricots" was the biggest surprise--every print and color plate I've seen makes the apricots look dirty. But in real life, they were gorgeous, dripping with flavor. (Sorry, I couldn't find a photo on the web that I was sure wasn't copyrighted.)
Afterwards, we visited some of the other wings. I saw a Monet and a Durer (I love Durer).
|This is Durer's "Knight, Death, and the Devil."|
And here are the wonderful men who accompanied me.