National Gallery London

One of the Really Great art museums in the world.

15 Must-see pictures.

NEW  Stolen Vermeer from Boston, resurrected.

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

Join me for a visit to the National Gallery in London, England.     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.

1. Expensive option: You can hire me and I will fly in to be your own outstanding private “Professore”. At your cost, I will fly in especially for you and I will guide you after spending a hotel night. And then a very memorable museum visit or two.

2. Less expensive option: I know many first-rate art historian colleagues all over Western Europe. Therefore I know just the company/guide to arrange an excellent museum visit for you. I work very closely with these art history women and men and they are brilliant.

 

Hoogstraten, Peepshow, folded out. The perspective seems all wrong.

Hoogstraten, Peepshow ready for use, through one peephole.

Holbein, Ambassadors, Detail

Holbein, Ambassadors, the two VIP men, with a table telling us of their interest in science. Below an Anamorphosis of a skull.

 

The London National Gallery is a true treasure house, with many halls and rooms to discover and enjoy. Founded in 1824, it now houses a collection of over 2,300 paintings dating from the mid-13th century to 1900. The core was a purchase by the State, back in 1824, of paintings from the Angerstein collection.  The museum was thus born with purchases, and not founded on an old Nobility collection, like most great museums in Western Europe.

One of the better Vermeers in the world, Lady standing at the Virginal.

And a Seated Virginal player by Vermeer.

 

We will explore Dutch art, German art, and all that is delectable in English art. And Italian Art!

 

Business card. The logo refers to Vermeer.

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.

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.

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Please open this on a big computer screen:

https://artsandculture.google.com
Choose categories => Johannes Vermeer
From the page with all 36 images, choose one Vermeer painting, then move the cursor over the right hand small image, after pressing the + sign.

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