The peak of Mt Fuji seen through cherry blossoms and patches of mist. In addition to the very light colours in this print, Hokusai also made use of blind-printing or embossing. This is a technique in which details are made visible by raising them slightly above the surrounding area. Some of the blossoms in this print were for instance embossed. 🌸
Unfortunately Japanese prints are very sensitive to light and the colours will fade quickly. We can't display the prints all year round if we want to keep them in good condition. Until mid-October a small selection of 19th century prints relating to the Japanese male-only Kabuki theater is on view in the Rijksmuseum`s Asian Pavilion.
Katsushika Hokusai, Fuji and cherry blossom in mist, c. 1805
Happy Easter weekend at the Rijksmuseum 🐣🐰! Especially for you, we went on an egg hunt throughout the museum. More than 8.000 objects are on display, so you can imagine, it took us some time 😉. Check our stories for the egg hunt and try to spot all the eggs in the museum!
The Rijksmuseum has acquired a rare early impression of a late medieval engraving. The 'Crucifixion with Four Angels' is one of the main works of Martin Schongauer, the most important engraver of the late Middle Ages. The acquisition has been made possible through the F.G. Waller-Fund.
One of the striking features in Schongauer’s depiction is the serenity of the Virgin Mary and St John the Apostle. Four angels collect the blood from Christ's wounds in chalices, an iconographic motif that emphasizes the Son of Man’s sacrifice and the Salvation of Man. The Eucharist has rarely been depicted so powerfully.
Image: The Crucifixion with Four Angels, Martin Schongauer, c. 1480 - c. 1485
This little etching shows Titus, the son of Rembrandt and Saskia, as a 15-year-old teenager. His father needed only a bare minimum of lines to portray him, and Titus’s shock of hair and pensive gaze are particularly striking. Rembrandt did not print this plate often, but, when he did, it was usually on special Japanese paper.
Now on show All the Rembrandts – until 10 June 2019.
Titus, the Artist’s Son, Rembrandt van Rijn, 1654 - 1658
Keep your eyes open on all those beautiful details 👀. The Great Hall comprises a vast space with a floor of inlaid mosaics, walls covered with painted tableaux, stained glass windows and decorated vaulted ceiling. #Rijksmuseum#Amsterdam