Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

Digital Zoom visit, with live commentary, in Corona times.

Drs Kees Kaldenbach, an art historian from Amsterdam, Holland now offers an outstanding digital Zoom tour through his hand-picked items and highlights of the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (MMA), New York City.

Art historian Drs Kees Kaldenbach has visited this institute hundreds of times, starting 1977 and is a worldwide respected specialist of Vermeer and Dutch culture.  He collaborated with the staff of the MMA on the book Vermeer and the Delft School, edited by Walter Liedtke.

Enjoy the Digital Vermeer House, inventory of his actual interior of 1676 made by this author.

 

A maid asleep is lazy; her dress is way too posh.

Aesthetically successful in many regards.

Maid Asleep, Woman with Pitcher, Allegory of Faith. Three wildly different approaches.

Today, because of Corona / Covid-19, most museums are less accessible; therefore I now offer remote live classes using Zoom and Powerpoint in order to share my vast knowledge. In these classes you have direct online contact with me in audio and in video images. This is Distance learning at its best!

Enter 40+ art museums worldwide by tapping into my 10.000+ Hi-Res photographs.

My best programme is my series of still photographs taken of art works inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art (MMA), New York City in the course of the last 50 years.

Preview of my study of Vermeer, Allegory of Faith.

 

Moreover: Listing of all Powerpoint art classes on Vermeer, Rembrandt, Van Gogh etc.

Below are a few options:

 

Vermeer Life and Work

Powerpoint, presenting deep research. Find out how Vermeer emerges as a super-specialist in interior scenes. Images of Delft. We discuss how he is a part of the fabric of Delft life. Two of his best works: View of Delft and the Art of Painting (Artist in Studio). Psychological tricks of the painter’s trade.  Optics and Science in Delft. A lifetime of research by this autor, Preview of Book ‘Closer to Vermeer’. Full live commentary by the top-level guide Drs Kees Kaldenbach, art historian living in Amsterdam with 20 years of teaching experience.

 

Vermeer, Love life and his Family Situation.
Powerpoint.  How Vermeer flourishes as a super-specialist in interior scenes. His scenes are focused and calm, a perfect world, in stark contrast with his total of 11 children running around in his own home in the 1660s.  Vermeers home, inventory and his work in the Guild of St Luke. Preview of Book ‘Closer to Vermeer’. Full live commentary by the top-level guide Drs Kees Kaldenbach, art historian living in Amsterdam with 20 years of teaching experience.

 

Vermeer Women, Poetry, Stillness.
Powerpoint.  Young women and their private daily activities with  feminine mystique and sometimes the meeting of young eligible males. Often filled with upper class women, damsels and their suitors.  An escapist paradise. Vermeer understands their inner life; he is the proverbial Homme a Femmes. Preview of book ‘Closer to Vermeer’. Full live commentary by the top-level guide Drs Kees Kaldenbach, art historian living in Amsterdam with 20 years of teaching experience.

 

New: Two excellent Powerpoint presentations on Caravaggio, genius.

Drs Kaldenbach teaching in front of Vermeer, the Little Street.

Any Question and Answer discussion you wish on Vermeer Art History. Live. With a ‘Professore’ with an excellent track record during the last 40 years.

 

 

 

 


How to make an appointment?  By phone or email.  Please note the 6-hour difference between Amsterdam, Holland and the East Coast of the USA.

Technical data:

Please send me an email stating your name and whether you wish to connect with multiple laptops. I would need the email addresses of each party.

You need a computer or laptop with a webcam, and run Zoom software.

After we agree on the price, date and hour, and you send me the agreed money via PayPal or via Bank account, I will send you a connection link.

We can do a 1 hour or 1.5 hour session. With Zoom I can reach up to 100 email addresses, but for privacy sake you could start the meeting with your own circle of family or friends .

Netherlandish, 1472, later scraped down, now showing very rare underdrawing

 


Feedback, April 2020: “I wanted to send a HUGE thank you for participating in our classroom yesterday. I really cannot say enough how much we appreciate all your help and energy towards this project.
We are still collecting feedback from our members and will send that along when we have it but overall I think it went very well!”


Business card. The logo refers to Vermeer.

 

 

 

Van Eyck, the father of Western painting in the north.

Velasquez, three stages of restoration of the portrait of Juan Pereja.

Painful co-suffering. Hendrick ter Brugghen: Christ with Mary and John.

Memling at its best, and in a large size, too! Detail.

Caravaggio, pretty boys with musical instruments. It plugs into his wild lifestyle in Rome around 1600.