The Exhibition 200 Greatest Paintings consists of a canon of Western art that everyone knows. Masterpieces such as the Mona Lisa, The Night Watch and American Gothic have gathered in Aalsmeer!
A SELECTION OF OLD ACQUAINTANCES
Art connoisseurs and laymen have compiled a list of the two hundred most coveted, valuable and famous artworks in the world. This list includes works from eighty different museums, made by more than hundred artists. These two hundred works are reproduced full-size and chronologically exhibited.
Go on a journey through the history of art, without having to fly around the globe!
A TRIP THROUGH TIME
200 Greatest Paintings is a trip through the Western Art History. The route of the exhibition is divided into seven periods of the Middle Ages to the present:
1000 = 1500 HIGH AND LATE MIDDLE AGES
Cities and States
1500 = 1600 RENAISSANCE AND REFORMATION
Explorers and Reformists
1600 = 1700 GOLDEN AGE
Regents and Princes
1700 = 1800 ENLIGHTENMENT
Wigs and Revolutions
1800 tot 1900 INDUSTRIALIZATION
Citizens and Steam Engines
1900 tot 1950
FIRST HALF of 20TH CENTURY
1950 to present NOW A DAYS
Television and computer
ART IS AFFECTED BY TIME = TIME IS AFFECTED BY ART
By a ( multimedia) timeline you walk from the Middle Ages to today. Art styles, inventions, revolutions and political events that influence the cultural zeitgeist are also covered in the exhibition. We explain how and why artists made their works and how they influenced other artists. If you've walked the route of the exhibition you understand more about art and the influence of the main events of history. You learn and get entertained along the way.
Besides a lot to see there is much to do in the exhibition. There are twenty specials of the ' most' iconic artworks of the exhibition. By these specials the exhibition comes to life. An example of a special is the darkroom of Vermeer. Vermeer made his work with a camera obscura . The same darkroom is recreated where you can make a work with the techniques of Vemeer! There is also a children's route which has more emphasis on " doing " things and is slightly shorter . We won’t tell you anymore, just come and see for your self!