Fine Art Gallery of Paintings, Kassel

A visit to Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Schloss Wilhelmshöhe, Kassel

10 Must-see pictures.

A visit with your own art historian, flying in for you.

Rembrandt. Who is it?

Join me for a visit to the outstanding Painting Gallery: Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Schloss Wilhelmshöhe, Kassel.       I will be your private professore, travelling in from Amsterdam, Holland specially for you. Tour by Drs Kees Kaldenbach, a professional Art History scholar with excellent teaching skills. Specialist in Fine art and Design, Architecture and History. VIP entry. Entry best at from 9 or 10AM.

Please note, this is a high level offer. Practicalities: I live in Amsterdam, Holland and do NOT run a travel agency.  I do however provide Fabulous international museum tours. The plan is that you contract me for one or more days as your private ‚Professore‘ and offer full transport to that city, plus hotel accommodation in the same place you will stay. We will spend quality time together in mornings and early afternoons.

Frans Hals.

Landgraf Wilhelm II collected a cabinet of natural and man-made curiosities, a Schatz- und Wunderkammer. Landgraf Wilhelm VIII amassed the core holdings of paintings for this great museum. Very strong on Dutch and Flemish art of the seventeenth century. Great names he added with major works are Rembrandt, Frans Hals, Rubens, Anthonis and Floris van Dyck,  Jacob Jordaens, each with a room of their own.  Wilhelm VIII made a ‚kill‘ in buying the cabinet of art lover Valerius Röver.

Napoleonic wars caused the loss of parts of the collection. Some groups ended up in the Hermitage, St Petersburg.

A Palace built to show off plus a collection to show off, amassed by Landgraf Wilhelm VIII. Rembrandt, Frans Hals, Rubens, Van Dyck, Jordaens.

Ter Brugghen, a Carravagist from Utrecht.

Blood, pain, suffering, gore. Altdorfer knew how to top it all. In the interest of conveying emotion to fellow Christians.

 

 

Setting: On a hill, overlooking the wide landscape. Spectacular.

 

Rembrandt: Lifesize Portrait of Andries de Graeff (1611-1679) – or is it a portrait or Dr. Cornelis Jansz. Witsen? Who knows. Specialists disagree.

Rembrandt, Blessing of Jacob. A heart-breaking story from the bible.

Rembrandt, Self Portrait

 

 

 

 

 

 

Author Kaldenbach lecturing.

Business card. Lectures & Museum visits.

 

Please note, this is a high level offer. Practicalities: I live in Amsterdam, Holland and do NOT run a travel agency.  I do however provide Fabulous international museum tours.

The plan is that you contract me for one or more days as your private ‚Professor‘ and offer full transport to that city, plus hotel accommodation in the same place you will stay. We will spend quality time together in mornings and early afternoons.

Tour by professional Art History scholar with excellent teaching skills. Specialist in Fine art and Design, Architecture and History. VIP entry.

Drs Kees Kaldenbach: „…he is wildly overqualified to be a guide . That is his secret… Trust me on this.” Gabe. Statement made February, 2017.

Overview of International tours (outside Holland).

ter Brugghen, Carravagist from Utrecht.