Dutch Realism by xiuliliaofz


									                         DUTCH REALISM
                       Masterpieces from the ING Collection at
                        Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Schiphol

For the first time, a selection of masterpieces from the ING Collection can be seen together
with works from the Rijksmuseum collection at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. The
exhibition, Dutch Realism, includes eight paintings from the ING Collection by magical
realists Carel Willink, Dick Ket, Wim Schuhmacher, Raoul Hynckes and Edgar Fernhout,
amongst others. Two of the Rijksmuseum's recent acquistions will also be on display: a
unique scenery design by Pyke Koch for the play In Holland staat een huis ('There is a house
in Holland'), which was performed in observance of the marriage of Princess Juliana and
Prince Bernhard, and Carel Willink's Johannes, for which the artist himself served as a

The exhibition can be viewed from 7 June to 1October 2007 in the Rijksmuseum
Amsterdam Schiphol, in the area beyond the passport checkpoint between piers E and F.

The ING Collection is known for its masterpieces by Dutch magical realists. The artists of this
movement, which began in the 1930s, often opted for an accurate rendering of the things they
painted. In so doing, they sometimes revived old techniques or chose traditional subjects, such
as those seen in the 17th century. Indeed, painting in the old style meant portraying the subject
as realistically as possible. The magnificent ‘Girl in Renaissance-costume’, which was painted by
Carel Willink in 1945, and ‘Still life with fruit and landscape’, which was painted by Raoul
Hynckes in 1935, are two such examples.
Whereas the symbolism in the 17th century paintings is common knowledge, works of magical
realism seem to obscure an unknown personal world beyond the realistic surface. The interplay
of the ING and Rijksmuseum collections, encompassing both 20th century works and their 17th
century predecessors, is a splendid testament to realism - a predilection that can perhaps be
called typically Dutch.

Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Schiphol
The Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Schiphol is located on Holland Boulevard, in the area beyond
the passport checkpoint between the E and F Piers. The museum is open daily from 7 a.m. to
8 p.m. Admission is free. The Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Schiphol has a permanent exhibition
of ten works by Dutch masters of the Golden Age from the Rijksmuseum collection. The
temporary exhibition changes a number of times each year.
The Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Schiphol is a unique collaboration between the Rijksmuseum
Amsterdam and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. In addition to being a sponsor of the
Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, ING is the exclusive sponsor of the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam
Schiphol. The Rijksmuseum is the first museum in the world to have an annex in an airport,
and Schiphol is the first airport to boast a museum in its terminal. His Royal Highness the
Prince of Orange officially opened the museum on 9 December 2002.

The shop at the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Schiphol features souvenirs that were specially
designed for the museum.

Digital images can be downloaded in various resolutions from the Rijksmuseum website:

For further information:

Rijksmuseum                     ING                                  Schiphol Group
Press Office                    Art Management                       Corporate Communications
Elles Kamphuis                  Sietske van Zanten                   Press Office
Postbus 74888                   Postbus 1800, HG98.00                Postbus 7501
1070 DN Amsterdam               1000 BV Amsterdam                    1118 ZG Schiphol Airport
The Netherlands                 The Netherlands                      The Netherlands
T. +31(0)20 6747172/171         T +31(0)205634063                    T. +31(0)20 6012673
E. pressoffice@rijksmuseum.nl   E. art.mangement@mail.ing.nl E.pressoffice@schiphol.nl

7 May 2007

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