Amsterdam is a city famous for its architecture, history, and culture. However, it is also a hub displaying art in all its forms. The city has been a place where some of the best artists were based at several points in history, and there are several places here that preserve their artistic legacy for the sake of posterity. The numerous galleries and museums in the city form the best ways to witness different types of art in all their glory. Below are some of the most celebrated artworks you should be checking out while on your Amsterdam Private Tours.
Girl With a Pearl Earring (Johannes Vermeer)
This work of art is so deep and meaningful that there is even a book and a movie regarding it. ‘The Girl with the Pearl Earring’ is a 17th-century painting completed by Johannes Vermeer. It depicts a young girl wearing a headscarf and decked out in eastern attire. The Mauritshuis Museum is where it is located, and you have to visit the place if you want to see it in person.
Sunflowers (Vincent van Gogh)
Vincent van Gogh is one of the most renowned artists in the Netherlands. His works portraying sunflowers are among the most respected on the art scene. One among the five in this series is displayed at the Van Gogh Museum. The remaining pieces are located in different corners of the world. However, thanks to the late artist’s great grand nephew Willem van Gogh, you can now see and admire those on social media.
The Potato Eaters (Vincent van Gogh)
The Potato Eaters is another masterpiece by Van Gogh. This picture displays some peasants gathered around the table and eating the potato together. They are all hard working people. The painting has a dark complexion and is rough and coarse to the touch (not that you would be allowed to actually touch it, so you may as well take the word of experts on this), which is what Van Gogh often dreamt of rendering. His unexpected subject, the originality of the image, the perfect rendering of the figures, and their callused hands and faces, are extremely realistic.
The Night Watch (Rembrandt van Rijn)
The Night Watch is a work by yet another celebrated artist of Amsterdam – Rembrandt. The painting is widely revered, so much so that it has a separate room in the Rijksmuseum. It is a huge picture with frame dimensions of 3.63 by 4.37 meters. Whenever you visit the gallery, you would no doubt find people studying this work enthusiastically.