The Mesdag Collection: Current Exhibitions

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February 21, 2017

The Mesdag Collection: Current Exhibitions in 2017

Current exhibitions available at The Mesdag Collection in The Hague

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Current exhibitions available at The Mesdag Collection in The Hague, include

  • Largest holdings of Daubigny’s paintings outside France
  • Contemporary painter draws inspiration from past traditions
  • First exhibition dedicated to the Dutch reaction to the famous School of Barbizon that also examines Hendrik Willem Mesdag’s role

Cromheecke draws Daubigny:  An artist’s life depicted

Until 5 March 2017

Cartoonist Luc Cromheecke devoted five years to the landscape painter Charles-François Daubigny (1817-1878), and created a graphic novel about the painter’s life and work. By displaying original drawings from the graphic novel alongside works by Daubigny, this show affords a new perspective on the artist’s oeuvre.

Urban Larsson: Painting from Life

26 April – 18 June 2017

A selection of the extraordinary, realistic work of Urban Larsson that displays a unique combination of strong naturalism and vitality. Larsson’s portraits of well-known Dutch politicians, like Gerdi Verbeet and Wim Kok, are completely at home in this museum. The exhibition demonstrates how a contemporary painter was inspired by past traditions.

The Dutch in Barbizon

27 October 2017 – 7 January 2018

The exhibition is related to The Dutch in Paris: Breitner, Van Gogh, Mondriaan in the Van Gogh Museum and focuses on the Dutch artists who relocated to the French village of Barbizon, near the Forest of Fontainebleau. Never before has an exhibition focused entirely on the Dutch reaction to the famous School of Barbizon; it also examines Hendrik Willem Mesdag’s influence.

The Mesdag Collection has been part of The Van Gogh Museum Foundation since 1990.