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National Museum of History and Art (MNHA)

"Brushed by Light. Carla van de Puttelaar" and "Edward Steichen": Private Guided Tour (EN)

On the occasion of the sixth edition of Luxembourg Art Week, the National Museum of History and Art opens its doors for an exclusive guided tour in English language of Edward Steichen permanent collection, andBrushed by Light. Carla van de Puttelaar temporary exhibition on Saturday 21 November at 4 p.m

Upon reservation: servicedespublics@mnha.etat.lu

Edward Steichen

A gallery dedicated solely to Edward Steichen, is the MNHA’s homage to his career as a photographer. The collection consists of 178 photos bequeathed to the State of Luxembourg by Steichen himself. The MNHA also conserves and exhibits the 44 photographs from the Steichen Collection belonging to the City of Luxembourg. For conservation reasons, both collections are displayed in cycles, presenting around 20 photos at a time.

More information: www.steichencollections.lu

Brushed by Light. Carla van de Puttelaar

For over 20 years, the internationally celebrated artist Carla van de Puttelaar has created a large photographic oeuvre that features predominantly female nudes, portraits and flowers. She developed a very personal style and only works with daylight. She focuses on the skin in particular, cherishing all the details such as moles, goose bumps, and imprints of clothes. She has worked on various series inspired by Old Master paintings, such as the Cranach and Rembrandt Series. In 2017, she initiated the acclaimed portrait series Artfully Dressed: Women in the Art World.

The 78 works of her upcoming retrospective Brushed by Light at the National Museum of History and Art Luxembourg provide an overview of the artist’s career from the mid-nineties until today.

Highlighting all aspects of her oeuvre, the hanging’s main focus rests on photography. Additionally, five videos with sound will be exhibited. Moreover, the artist specifically created for the exhibition a series of photographs inspired by the museum’s collection of Old Masters such as the magnificent Pietà by the Flemish painter Theodoor van Loon.

More information: www.mnha.lu