Rijksmuseum Gives Awards for the Best Riffs On Its Masterpieces

Collar Lamp by Kosek Jaroslaw.
Collar Lamp by Kosek Jaroslaw.
((Rijksmuseum))
  • Militia Company of District XI under the Command of Captain Reynier Reael, Known as ‘The Meagre Company’, Frans Hals, 1637

    Militia Company of District XI under the Command of Captain Reynier Reael, Known as ‘The Meagre Company’, Frans Hals, 1637

    (Rijksmuseum)

The Dutch national museum is holding its annual competition for the best "forgery."

Entrants can copy an Old Master in a new way or be inspired in any imaginable medium--from food to wood to fragrance to film--by artwork in the collection of Netherland's Rijksmuseum. The three-year-old program Rijksstudio Award gives cash prizes and is open to anyone. No need to visit Amsterdam, there is a 250,000-image copyright-free digital archive to browse.

Femke Diercks, the museum’s curator of European ceramics, said about the program: “We have done this in the belief that it is our duty to make the collection available to anyone, to as many people as possible, in as many ways as possible.”

Check out Rembrandt bonbons and Tulip Factory vases, from previous awards here.

The deadline for this year’s competition is Jan. 15, 2017. 

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