At Van Lanschot, we feel that art has a very clear purpose: to give new insight, spark an emotion, perhaps even to get us to ponder our place in the universe. Our is a broad art collection, as all works of art – photos, ceramics, paintings or drawings – have their own story to tell.
That said, our collection does stand out for a number of themes that we have a particular focus on, the ‘world of finance’ being one. From its very beginnings, the existence of money has given rise to criticism of the materialism, speculation or niggardliness that money can fuel. We collect works of art that visualise this tension, dating from the 16th century right up to today. In addition, we own an exquisite collection of landscapes from the halcyon days of this country’s Golden Age.