In the City Museum of Amsterdam, watercolorAkvarel (from Italian. "Aquarello") was found - a well-known technique of drawing using water-based paints, invented in Art. III. in China. Water color paints become transparent after dissolving in water; therefore, when applied to grainy paper, the image looks airy and thin. Unlike oil paintings, there are no textured strokes in watercolor paintings. Read more about Wassily Kandinsky, who belonged to a Jewish collector, until it was sold at auction in 1940. Currently, the requirement of restitution is under consideration by the relevant government authority in the Netherlands.Wassily Kandinsky, “View of Murnau with a church” from the Van Abbe Museum collection Meanwhile, in January, a restoration committee decided that the city council of Eindhoven could leave Kandinsky’s other work at the Van Abbe Museum - “View of Murnau with a Church”. The commission members did not find sufficient evidence that the once-owned collector of Jewish origin, Johann Margaret Stern-Lippmann, had lost her picture during Nazi rule.
Other cases are even less transparent. The City Museum has two works by Henri Matisse with a hazy past - a black chalk drawing titled "Standing Nude" (1900) and the painting "Odalisque" (1921).OdaliscAnri Matisse1923, 61 × 74 cmThis picture was an anonymous gift made in 1940. It is possible that the Jewish owner tried to hide the precious works of art in this way before the Nazis came to power. And the sketch was a present from a German businessman of Jewish origin, who donated it through a third party under mysterious circumstances. Now the museum is in contact with relatives. Read also: The trial for the Pissarro painting, stolen in World War II, was lost by a couple from the USASalome with the head of John the Baptist Yang Adam Cruzemann 1861, 120 × 90 cm Among other objects that the Museale Verwervingen project has identified as potentially stolen, is listed as Salome with the head of John the Baptist by John Adam Cruzemann of the Rijksmuseum. The picture went under the hammer in 1943 in Amsterdam. Its seller is unknown, but the auction house is suspected in transactions with confiscated property. Arthiv: read us in Telegram and look on Instagram
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