Kröller-Müller museum : the collection

 

Welcome to part two of my review about the Kröller-Müller museum in Otterlo, the Netherlands. I previously wrote a short post about the exhibition “Arp : Poetry of Forms“. This time it’s all about the collection. One thing that I’d noticed was the fact that the collection isn’t filled with what some may call masterpieces. For those of you who only fancy viewing these, I would still tell you to head on over to Otterlo. I loved the whole experience of my visit. Here’s why. 

Firstly, the museum was located in a grand park. Our visit started off with a twenty minute walk because we parked our car outside of the perimeter of the park (half the price as to park inside). It was lovely to walk through nature, listen to the birds, enjoy the sunshine on my skin. It was so peaceful.  We went on a sunday and I was expecting a lot of people but it eventually turned out very quite, we crossed paths with people twice. 

 

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Ger van Elk
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Alberto Giacometti
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Lucas Cranach
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Floris Verster

 

Second reason why you should head on over there is the building. The building in itself is so beautiful and relaxing to walk through. After walking through the rooms in the museum, we went outside to set foot in the garden. What I love about this concept is the fact that you walk around and suddenly a sculpture pops up. It’s extracted from the museum’s white cube and placed in a complete different environment.

 

 

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Claude Monet

 

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Theo Van Rysselberghe

 

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Theo Van Rysselberghe

 

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Paul Signac

 

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Charley Toorop

 

 

My first year in university I had to research a piece by Vincent Van Gogh, this is when I got to know so much of his work that I didn’t know before. Walking in the room where they held all the Van Gogh’s made me gasp. There were so many pieces that I’d always seen in books and it was lovely to see them up close for once. It felt as happy as a little kid who got the christmas gift they wanted. 

 

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Vincent Van Gogh

 

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Vincent Van Gogh

 

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Vincent Van Gogh

 

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Vincent Van Gogh

 

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Vincent Van Gogh

 

 

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Lucio Fontana

 

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Lucio Fontana

 

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Luciano Fabro

 

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Luciano Fabro

 

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Joep Van Lieshout

 

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Joep Van Lieshout
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(source)

 

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Sol Lewitt (source)

 

For this post I went on over to their website to view the collection and I was pleasantly suprised how many interesting pieces they have, to bad they can’t display everything.

Here are some pieces that I didn’t get to admire in real life but really interest me.

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Richard Long (source)
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Richard Long (source)

 

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Richard Long (source)
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Richard Long (source)
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Richard Serra (source)

 

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GEORGE MINNE – De kleine gekwetste II, 1898 (source)

 

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