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Maarten van Heemskerck

28 September 2024 - 19 January 2025

Maarten van Heemskerck

Exhibition: 28 September 2024 - 19 January 2025

The Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar, The Frans Hals Museum and Teylers Museum will organize the first major retrospective exhibition on Maarten van Heemskerck.

Maarten van Heemskerck (1498-1574), Self-Portrait with the Colosseum, Rome, 1533
The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

The Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar tells the story of Maarten van Heemskerck’s trip to Italy and shows how this experience led to bold and, for the time, spectacular works. He arrived in Rome when the first ancient sculptures were being excavated. There he was also introduced to the work of Michelangelo, Raphael, and their contemporaries. All this Italian artworks made an enormous impression on Van Heemskerck. His style became even more expressive and dynamic. He eventually became the most important representative of the Italian Renaissance in the northern Netherlands. From 1532, Maarten van Heemskerck lived and worked in Rome for more than four years, an experience that shaped his career. The art and buildings of the Eternal City would inspire him for the rest of his life.

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