Maarten van Heemskerck, Rotterdam
Maarten van Heemskerck – Ancient Rome Relives
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
11 February – 3 June 2012
This spring, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen will be exhibiting prints, paintings and drawings by Maarten van Heemskerck (1498-1574), in two rooms. Sketches made by Van Heemskerck during his visit to Rome are used to provide insight into the sources of inspiration of the artist from Haarlem. Central to the exhibition is the oil painting ‘Self portrait with Colosseum’, painted by Van Heemskerck in 1553, which has been specially loaned for this exhibition from the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge.