We have been working together under the name of MV LevievanderMeer since 2001, in a great studio in the Amsterdam quarter 'De Pijp'. Our work ranges from detailed typography for dictionaries to more complex exhibitions such as the Dutch Pavilion in Auschwitz. And from conceptual development for the Jewish Historical Children's Museum to photo books created in close collaboration with the photographers themselves.
The exhibition shows a fascinating picture of life in Amsterdam around 1900. Tram horses at Dam Square, servants walking down the canalside streets, urban development in the old city centre, and the building sites in the outskirts of the city. Breitner recorded his first impressions in the street with sketches and photographs.He used this as basis for his monumental paintings and watercolours in which he captured the light and the atmosphere of Amsterdam.