Dutch impressionism in 360 degrees

Take a close-up look at the reflections on water surfaces, the play of light and shadow or the effect of backlighting in the works of the Hague School. Study different brushstrokes, swiftly and sweepingly drawn in the momentary incisions of Amsterdam Impressionism. Or zoom in on each individually juxtaposed dot in the pointillist paintings, bringing a piece of Johan Barthold Jongkind, Vincent van Gogh, Jacoba van Heemskerck, Piet Mondrian, Ferdinand Hart Nibbrig or George Hendrik Breitner right into your home.

The 360 degree tour of the exhibition “Clouds and Light. Impressionism in Holland” allows you to do just that and much more. Whether as an individual preparation for the exhibition visit, as a subsequent in-depth study or interactively as a live guided online tour conveniently from anywhere. The exhibition views enable an individual virtual tour in any sequence of rooms with just one click. Wall texts and information on the works of art are included, as are detailed images of the artworks, which can be enlarged 100 times to reveal the application of paint and the structure of the brushes.

The exhibition begins in the 1840s with the Hague School, whose works captured the changing light moods of nature in high cloudy skies with many shades of grey. From the 1880s onwards, in an interplay with Impressionist influences from France, modern life became a theme of the paintings of Amsterdam Impressionism, as well as the dynamics of city life with all its facets. People shopping or enjoying their leisure time are the focus before the unleashing of colour finally determined painting with Pointillism, a painting technique in which the pictorial objects were constructed by carefully juxtaposed dots of unmixed colour. Even in the style known as Luminism, colour no longer served the naturalistic depiction of reality. It took on a life of its own and became a vehicle of expression. The effect of light and shadow, however, remained a theme, while pictorial objects were alienated by bright, unmixed colours. As in other European countries, the avant-garde movements of Expressionism, Cubism and Abstraction followed in the Netherlands after 1900.

Enjoy an individual art experience with the virtual 360-degree tour, comfortable and directly at home.

Header Image: Museum Barberini, David von Becker