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!
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.
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?
What do people actually do in Dubuffet‘s garden?
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!