48 hours in Düsseldorf : Insel Hombroich

 

Last week we went on a schooltrip for two days to Düsseldorf. Our first stop was the museum Insel Hombroich. It’s not a regular one building museum, but a grand nature park with different pavilions in it.

The only unpleasant thing was the rain. The buildings don’t have any lights, so they are completely dependent on natural light. Don’t be fooled by the brightness in these photos, it was very dark to see every piece.

I didn’t know what to expect when we started our trip. There was no gap in my schedule to do some research in advance, so I went with it. The first pavilion we entered made me very happy, they have a lot of pieces by Lovis Corinth.  As you may or may not know, I am a sucker for rough textures and thick brushstrokes.

The first owner of the museum made a deliberate choice to get rid of every name tag in the buildings. He wanted people to look at the art not at the name. I do admire this choice, but this means that I don’t know the names of various artists shown. 

I’ll leave you with a few of the photos that I made. I really recommend visiting this museum. It’s perfect for those who like the outdoors, walking and art in every form (architecture, painting, sculpture, …). 


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Zwölf-Räume-Haus

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Tadeusz Pavillon

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