Photo by Kaldenbach of the original festoons of the Delft St Luke Guild, now in the wall of Rijksmuseum. Photo copyright Kaldenbach 2017.

Visit the Amsterdam Rijksmuseum in-depth 3 specialty tours, each about 2 hours:

  1. Dr Fritz Mannheimer as a Fine Art collector, 1400 items now in the Rijksmuseum.
  2. Christian Mediaeval Art and later Christian art. How faith permeated all aspects of daily life.
  3. Enjoy world-class Applied Art including top-class furniture, goldsmithing, crystal work, and Delft Blue (on this page).
VIP entry, tour with an excellent art historian guide

 

Rijksmuseum Specialty Tour 3: World-Class applied Art and Delft Blue and Design

 

Generally in museums, any object not being a painting or a work oa art on paper is considered Applied Art.  The Amsterdam Rijksmuseum is particularly rich in Applied Art. We will enjoy highlights in goldsmithing objects, furniture, design. A whole room has been set aside for Delft Blue. We will discuss its manufacture and commercial success. On the top floor, we can see advanced 20th Century art and design, opening up doors to other designers: Mondrian and even a complete aeroplane.

 

 

The world’s best and greatest model of an ‚Indiaman‘ ship, late seventeenth century.

 

Explaining the unique Elks Antler, dating from 1000 – 1100

 

 

Globes by Blaeu

Paris goldsmithing at its peak: a reliquary.

Aquamanile.

A cabinet full of medicines. For lovers of intricate boxes and cabinets.

Van der Schardt, the first self portrait in 3D north of the Alps.

Outstanding Japanese temple Guardians

Elks Antler. he was shot in 1000. Carved in 1100.

Wealth coming in via the United East India Company.

The absolute top of German furniture making: Roentgen desk.

Aquamaniles being discussed.

 

 

 

Private Guided Tour by professional Art History Scholar with excellent teaching skills.  VIP entry. Avoid crowds: Best entry time is 9 AM.

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

Mondrian. Detail of the later, abstract paintings which he considered to be more real than realistic paintings.

The type of kiln used in Delftware workshops.

Dated Delft Blue, setting benchmarks.

Rijksmuseum in early morning light, prize winning photo by Kaldenbach

Limoges metalware, christian themes.