Aah, the Kroller-Muller!

Set in a large national park near Otterlo, the Kroller-Muller Museum and Sculpture Garden is well worth a visit. That sounds a bit tame. There is SO much top-notch art to see!

Kroller-Muller Museum, Otterlo, Netherlands

The charming M. Jacques (by Oswald Wenckebach) near the entrance gate is a well-loved figure but more treasures await. The approach to the main pavilion gives tantalising glimpses of early-mid 20th century greats – Brancusi, Giacometti, Arp, Hepworth, Moore, Marini. It is strange to see them ‘all at once’ after seeing art school slide shows which separated and isolated them in my memory.

Otterlo, Netherlands

Otterlo, Netherlands

Outside in the huge manicured garden and park there seem to be scores of major works. Some fascinating from an engineering point of view.  How does Snelson‘s Needle Tower stay up just through the tension of those wires?

Kroller-Muller Museum, Otterlo, Netherlands

Kroller-Muller Museum, Otterlo, Netherlands        The photographer (left) would see this view (below).

Kroller-Muller Museum, Otterlo, Netherlands

What do people actually do in Dubuffet‘s garden?

Kroller-Museum, Otterlo, Netherlands Kroller-Muller Museum, Otterlo, Netherlands

Kroller-Muller Museum, Otterlo, Netherlands

Kroller-Muller Museum, Otterlo, Netherlands

 Kroller-Muller Museum, Otterlo, Netherlands

Kroller-Muller Museum, Otterlo, Netherlands

Kroller-Muller Museum, Otterlo, Netherlands

Even the gardeners (clipping the ground cover with shears) take on a Rodin look.

As well as all these 3D wonders, there were rooms full of paintings to see – about 120 van Goghs among them.

Our hosts also took us on a walk through the (man-made) hilly parts of this park, up through the forest. There was something significant about that which I just can’t recall now.

Can anyone fill in the gaps for me?

This page – a formatting nightmare for a wysisyg operator like me! The layout seems to change every time I turn around.

But aah, the Kroller-Muller!

9 thoughts on “Aah, the Kroller-Muller!

  1. Hello clinock! Thanks for your comments. The Kroller-Muller is a treasure trove and set in a beautiful national park.
    wysiwyg is ‘what you see is what you get’ which relates to being a non-programmer trying to write on a computer with non-programming language. wysisyg programs are supposed to be foolproof – you can ‘write’ and when you look at the real thing it is just as you planned. But If you can write in HTML or other you can actually format a page and it always stays put. This page style knows I’m dumb.
    No, in Adelaide at the moment, saving up for next time! Heading into winter…

  2. You can get everything to stay put if you select none for the justification when you insert images. It looks like many of yours are centered. Many themes can’t handle an image with justification. I had some frustration with that myself. I don’t think it would matter if you used HTML either. Some really good pictures here. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Hey, nice to see a pingback here from a Netherlander! I am trying to accept it but having trouble with the icons. The green tick seemed to unapprove it? Times they are a-changin. Without me. Thanks for the nod.

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