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Exhibition

Inspired by Chinese Glazes

Favourites
Vaas, China, Song-dynastie (960-1279), hoogte 30,9 cm, aardewerk
District
International zone
Exhibition genre
Museum

A hundred years ago, before the building that currently houses Kunstmuseum Den Haag existed, director Hendrik van Gelder was collecting ‘world ceramics’. He was keen to show the non-western sources that inspired the techniques and designs of Dutch ceramics.

Besides the well-known links between blue-and-white Delftware and Chinese porcelain, he also collected early Chinese pottery made before 1600. Glazes in black, green (celadon) and simple white, and also drip glazing and delicate craquelé were popular in Europe, and Dutch and French ceramicists often imitated them from the 1920s onwards. Chinese glazes are a timeless source of inspiration that still influence ceramics today.

Dates and Times

22 October 7 May 2023
Tuesday
10:00 – 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 – 17:00
Thursday
10:00 – 17:00
Friday
10:00 – 17:00
Saturday
10:00 – 17:00
Sunday
10:00 – 17:00
Kunstmuseum Den Haag is open on Boxing Day (10:00 - 17:00), New Year's Eve (10:00 - 16:00) and New Year's Day (13:00 - 17:30).
€ 12,50 - 16,00
Student € 12,50
Adult € 16,00
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