Sunday, July 7, 2013

Kröller-Müller Museum- Part 1 of 2

I love this self portrait...

...and the artist's intense (and, to me, slightly troubled) gaze...

 
...and this off-center still life!

 
Here are colourways that compliment...

 
...and a powerful image of a woman...

...attending to a quotidian task.

 
I liked that many of the Van Gogh's on display...

 
...weren't the ones which you regularly see reproduced.



Notice the little fish or 'Alvin the chipmunk'? :) face in the leftmost image?

The Keith Haring graffiti reminds me of the 'Judgement of Solomon'.

 
Of course, I couldn't resist sharing this detail of a woman with her sheep! :)
 

The Kröller-Müller Museum is truly an amazing place...

...located, as it is, within a national park!

To get there, you pay admission at the park gate...

...then grab a free white 'commuter' bicycle...

...and pedal two kilometers to the museum entrance.

Because the day of my visit was a chilly, rainy one...

...and because I hadn't ridden a bicycle in over 25 years...

...(yes, my Dutch girlfriends found this to be incredible!)...

...I didn't linger among the outdoor sculpture gardens...

...but just made a beeline for the museum door! :)

Next time: more beautiful pieces from their collection...

...this time, mostly sculpture.

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7 comments:

Sandie Lynne Knapp said...

Thank you! I've never seen a VanGogh, to the best of my knowledge. But now I have seen at least a photo of a few.

Terriea Kwong said...

Beautiful paintings. Among all I love the "Starry Night". Love the bright yellow and blue.

BTW I tried to comment the lovely & cute baby cocoon on your last post but could not fine the "comment link box".

Els said...

Well Heather, you're doing quite the museum-tour here ;-))

(yes, wish I'd known you were so near, would have been fun to meet for coffee .... Yes, Jane is a very dear felting/knitting friend)

Karolina Zienkiewicz said...

Piękne prace.

Heather Woollove said...

Sandie--You've been missing out! :)
Terriea--I'm not sure what happened with the comment last time. Hopefully it's fixed now! :)
Els--I love museums. I try to get to as many as I can...esp. modern art ones!
Karolina-Yes, they have an amazing collection!

Rachel said...

I agree, some of the less famous Van Gogh paintings are much more appealing than the ones we've got so used to!

Heather Woollove said...

Rachel--Exactly!! :)