National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin

A visit to A+ grade paintings in the best museum in Dublin.

10 Must-see Pictures.

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

Metsu, Woman reading a letter. Whis is widely considered one of the finest Metsu Paintings in the world.

Join me for a visit to the National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin. I will be your private professore, flying 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.

An outstanding choice would be the temporary exhibition „Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting: Inspiration and Rivalry“ which opens in Dublin in June, 2017.

17 June – 17 September 2017 
National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin

 

Metsu, Man writing, the counterpart of the first. Note the time loop in the two pictures.

The cover of a book on Gabriel Metsu. The paintings came from Sir Alfred Beit, the diamond tycoon. He also owned the Vermeer as well. Causing to many burglaries at his home. Back in the 1970s, I corresponded with him!

 

 

Jan Steen, Nasty Schoolmaster. Crying boy. Order!

 

Bakhuysen, a marine painting.

 

 

Vermeer, one of his late paintings, almost Colour-By-Number, test effective. Come and see for yourself.

 

 

Group of Soldiers, by Duyster.

Frou-frou, lightweight and pretty; French 18th c. painting. Is it Boucher or Frago ?

 

 

 

And this may be the bombshell:  Caravaggio (Italian, 1571-1610) . The Taking of Christ, 1602. Unrecognized, it was hanging in the Refectory (Mess Hall) of a boarding school, and a times it was pelted with wet morsels of bread.

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (Italian, 1571-1610) The Taking of Christ, 1602

Caravaggio being considered.

 

Author Kaldenbach lecturing in front of Vermeer

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.

Business card, Museum Visits. The logo refers to Vermeer.

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).

We may combine this museum with the National Museum (Archaeology) in Dublin.