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.


In November 2019 Sally Ross, painter from Australia and Drs Kees Kaldenbach, art historian, travelled together in for a week in Germany, visiting numerous art museums and galleries in Munich, Berlin and Frankfurt. We did an Intensive Art Immersion visiting the best art museums.

“I had the pleasure to be guided by Kees on a recent trip through major German art collections. Kees was generous with his considerable knowledge, particularly of Dutch painting. Always good humoured, relaxed yet attentive and a true art-lover, Kees was delightfully devoid of intellectual snobbism […]  Kees knows his stuff and he knows when to speak and when to let the art do the talking.  Thank you!

Sally Ross, Painter, Australia.”



A year before, in November 2018, a client from Detroit, Michigan, USA invited me to join him and his wife in his mansion, and to accompany him and his friends to the great museums of Detroit and Toledo, Ohio. This was one review:

“Dear Kees, Thank you for sharing your vast knowledge with us yesterday. All of us in the group were impressed with your special connection to the art we examined. What makes you unique in my experience is your ability to break down mysteries into the pragmatic and manageable. The process, the techniques, the reflexion on history, and the business of art then and now are all evident when we seek it. Of course, you look deeper than just about anyone and have discovered treasure after treasure as a result. Quest forth. I hope you will find a publisher for your latest Vermeer work in the coming year.

Again, Dank Je, Kees. All the Best, Joe LoDuca”

German Expressionism. Items from both groups: Blue Rider (Munich) and Bridge (Berlin).

Master of Flemalle, close to the Flemish Primitives.

Rembrandt, Blinding of Samson. terrifying story.


Vermeer, Geographer. A fine painting deserving at least 10 minutes of concentrated discussion, analysis, effort.


Tischbein painting of Goethe relaxing in the Campania countryside, Italy.


Author Kaldenbach lecturing in front of another Vermeer, Mauritshuis

Overview of International tours (outside Holland).

Berchem, one of the best paintings by this Dutch master I have ever seen in my lifetime.

A whole series by the Master of Flemalle. No other museum has such a wide range.

XXL Crucificxion, Master of Flemalle

Feuerbach, the eternally brooding artists of Roman life.

Dancing rats, by Kessel. An oddity in this museum.

Business card. The logo refers to Vermeer.