Pygmalion Beeldende Kunst is an art gallery founded and owned by art-historian Jaap Versteegh and his partner Joke van Veen Msc. In their gallery Pygmalion organizes temporary expositions, whilst simultaneously hosting a permanent exhibition of their stock. Their collection mainly consists of paintings, sculptures and prints of North European artists from the period 1850-1950.

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Pygmalion also takes part in art fairs and cooperates with many renowned Dutch museums for which Jaap Versteegh acts as a guest curator. At the moment, two critically acclaimed museum exhibitions feature works from the Pygmalion collection: Museum Flehite in Amersfoort, the Kunsthal in Rotterdam and as of May 28 De Hallen in Haarlem.

Toon Kelder - Romantic Modernist
Toon Kelder (1894-1973) was a versatile man: his desire for renewal took centre stage. During his long life, he evolved from a painter of romantic nudes to ultimately an abstract sculptor. The exhibition Toon Kelder - Romantic Modernist at Museum Flehite offers a broad overview of his work: an introduction to an idiosyncratic artist and his artistic development in all its facets.
Museum Flehite | Amersfoort | until June 12

Fatal Art - Sara de Swart
Fatal Art is a refined fin-de-siècle exhibition, which introduces the relatively unknown Sara de Swart, thanks to many loans of art historical importance from private collections and museums. The exhibition is centred on the Dutch sculptress, art collector and muse Sara de Swart (1861-1951). A picture of her world is outlined on the basis of paintings and sculptures by Isaac Israëls, Odilon Redon, Jan Veth, George Breitner and others from her collection together with De Swart’s own work, photographs, sculptures and musical compositions.

The exhibition is accompanied by the richly illustrated book (in Dutch) 'Fatale Kunst. Leven en werk van Sara de Swart (1861-1951)' by Jaap Versteegh. The research conducted by Versteegh provides a wonderful opportunity to see work by Sara de Swart in the context of her collection and life story in the Kunsthal.
Kunsthal | Rotterdam | until June 5

In this exhibition the visitor travels to France with Jan Sluijters and to Spain with Leo Gestel, but also to Indonesia with Isaac Israels, to America with Adrian Lubbers and to the North Pole with Louis Apol. Scores of travel-fevered artists vie for attention in this summer show, with attention to painting, travel sketches, sculptural work, but also photography, installation and video. Simultaneously, the Frans Hals Museum will show 17th century paintings that touch on the same subject.
De Hallen | Haarlem | May 28 - September 11

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