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ALMA art meets artefacts

ALMA links these depictions of pre-industrial objects, dating from the late Middle Ages to the nineteenth century, in paintings and prints to examples of similar material objects. The ALMA database can be searched extensively for the relation between object and depiction. Research results are published in the ALMA showcases.
Images and objects are also linked in the new collection website.

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Prints on the wall – images as artefacts

author dr. Peter van der Coelen

ALMA links images to artefacts. Most of these images are prints, about two thousand woodcuts, engravings and etchings, the majority of them made in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Most of the prints come from the Netherlands, but Italian, German and French examples are also included.

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A Provencal 'poêlon' in the 'Still life with Potatoes' by Vincent van Gogh

author drs. Alexandra Gaba-van Dongen

One of the lesser-known paintings of Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) in the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen collection is a small, simple still life. It shows a earthenware skillet filled with potatoes against a background of a carelessly draped greenish blue cloth. Research into the origin of the skillet combined with the results of recent technical research on the origin of the canvas makes it possible to shift the place of origin and the date of this painting to Paris 1886.

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