Monday, 27 September 2010

that's My World, ABC Wednesday K for Kröller-Müller Museum


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In September I wrote someting about Hoenderloo and the national park of the Hoge Veluwe in Gelderland( see map). In this park there are several buildings. One of them is the gallery of Kröller-Müller, or as we call it the Kröller-Müller museum. It's a modern building and houses many paintings of Vincent van Gogh and other Dutch painters, but also those of other European painters of the 19th and 20th century. For the children there was a quiz which had them look for details of certain paintings. Outside there are statues, some of them modern others traditional.
The museum is named after Helene Kröller-Müller, an avid art collector who was one of the first to recognize Van Gogh's genius and collected his works. In 1935, she donated her whole collection to the state of the Netherlands. In 1938 the museum, designed by Henry van de Velde opened. The sculpture garden was added in 1961 and the new exhibition wing, designed by Wim Quist, opened in 1977.


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31 comments:

Sylvia K said...

What a marvelous museum and I do love Van Gogh! Terrific post for both days, Wil! Loved seeing pictures of the paintings. I think the pet thing has some how attached itself to your photo display, but just how I don't know. But I do know it can be annoying! Hope your week is off to a great start! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Indrani said...

Great pics in the slide show, a very nice take on 'K'.

Kay said...

Sorry, Wil. I have no idea how you can do that. I did enjoy your slide show though. That must be a wonderful museum.

Rosey said...

Such a generous woman, that Helen was. She knew quality when she saw it!

no idea how to get rid of SPP. I don't mind them, I am used to ignoring little things like that.

Mama Zen said...

Such gorgeous art!

Marja said...

Oh We have driven past the kroller muller museum a few times but never visited. The art is great and I love vincent van Gogh. Next time I am overthere I will go there Thanks for sharing

Vicki Lane said...

What a lovely museum! I especially like the Van Gogh.

Cloudia said...

Very wonderful place!




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George said...

Thanks for sharing this wonderful museum and its collection with us.

Kay L. Davies said...

Oh, this is great, Wil. I've saved the information because we will be in the Netherlands in March and April, and who knows where we will go? We don't know yet.

Kay
Alberta, Canada

ladyfi said...

What a lovely museum!

Etje said...

Wat een prachtig museeum zeg, zeker de moeite om daar eens langs te gaan

Luna Miranda said...

the metal sculptures look interesting. thanks for sharing photos from this museum.

Gramma Ann said...

Thanks Wil, for sharing your lovely visit to the museum. I especially enjoyed it knowing I will never visit it in person.

About the animal thingy, I just click in the little x in the right hand corner of the animal thingy and it disappears. So no problem for me while viewing your lovely slide show.

You always have such interesting and educational posts each week, I can see you put much work and thought into them. Again Thanks.

RuneE said...

The Dutch have such an array of museums that one can only be envious. But then you have had lots of Great masters, too.

Regarding the "Pets", it seems to be part of the sideshow program. I suppose you would have to buy a full license to get completely rid of it. I can block it from my PS (in Firefox), but then I block the whole slideshow!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Lovely pictures Wil and I liked the map as I have been wondering about the areas of the Netherlands. Do pop over and see my photographs of your wonderful country - we had such an interesting five days there last week.

Leo said...

lots of great pictures in the slideshow, and a wonderful K post.. lovely paintings there, Wil..!

Carver said...

What a beautiful museum. The reflecting pools and walls make me think of a museum in my part of the world. Great take on the letter K.

photowannabe said...

It would be wonderful to visit this museum and see the artistry of Van Gough and others. Thank you for sharing the information with us.

Amy said...

Thank you so much for sharing your experience at this special place. I love the way the outside is brought in though I'm sure they must have the paintings in interior spaces so they aren't exposed to the light.

It would be heavenly to see some Van Gogh in person.

anthonynorth said...

Anything that houses Van Goghs has to be a good place. Great pictures.

Leslie: said...

Some fascinating artwork here. Love your slideshows! Have a wonderful week, Wil. :D

Roger Owen Green said...

Your posts are uniformly so informative and interesting. Makes me want to visit!

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

EG Wow said...

How fortunate the Dutch are that Helene Kröller-Mülle recognized van Gogh's genious.

Arija said...

I would love to be close to a museum that featured van Gogh's work. I still remember vividly the great travelling van Gogh exhibition in the late 50's. I soaked it up when we were living in Montreal. SO WONDERFUL TO SEE THEM IN THEIR GLORY RATHER THAN CONSTRICTED IN A BOOK.

Thanks Wil for sharing your culture filled world.

Tumblewords: said...

A marvelous museum - I'd love to visit there. And your header is spectacular!

Vernz said...

wow, your slide's content are informatively good.. thanks for sharing ... letting us know...

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Hildred and Charles said...

Wonderful slide - as always. Thank you for sharing these marvelous pictures.

Ann said...

Helene Kröller-Müller must be a wonderful woman to donate her collection. Better for all the world to see than to be kept in the dust in a cellar in her children's home.

You are so good in making the slide. I have not tried to learn to do it.

Miss_Yves said...

Cette dame a eu le génie de reconnaître le génie de Van Gogh: nous lui devons beaucoup.
Quel beau musée, clair, lumineux à l'intérieur , bien enclos , bien dessiné à l'extérieur!

Merci de votre visite!
Il est vrai que les ruelles d'honfleur et les maisons anciennes ont un petit air anglais!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Thought I would just pop back Wil to say how much we enjoyed the Netherlands. Yes, we did manage a train trip to the Hague for the afternoon, walking through the area of parliament, seeing where the Prime Minister had his office and where the state opening took place (we missed the state opening by a few days). We even saw your Foreign Minister being interviewed for television. We also saw your lovely Royal Palace and the gorgous shops on that street.
What a wonderful holiday we had.