A few days back I posted about our first museum visit of the year. Now this post is about the second visit and this within a year that is only a week old! Mind you it is a great way to spend the holiday. In fact we went on Thursday and I wanted to blog on Friday, but did not. My back has been been behaving and yesterday it was too painful. Thank heavens for an understanding GP and some good pain killers/anti-inflammatory pills and I am getting better again. Just one of those little things that rears its ugly head sometimes.
Anyway the blog news; we went to the boijmans van beuningen museum on Thursday and though it is totally different from the gemeentemuseum we still liked it a lot. In fact it was hugely entertaining. They did not have (or so we thought) and exhibition on we would really really like but we were wrong there. The exhibition that spoke to us in a dramatic way was the Marijke van Warmerdam exhibition. She is a multimedia artist and has many many different ways of doing things. Her printed mirrors are awesome. A whole large room was dedicated to her video art and was overwhelming, wonderful and every time intriguingly different. The pictures don’t really do it any justice. I have added two of my own pictures. The green lady (no idea of that is really the title). The lady moves too, and she is magnificent. The lady is standing in and moving in a landscape. She is part of the landscape and at the same time she is not. The dress is a screen print. I totally adore her and would have taken her home to stand behind our large window.
The Boijmans building has old and new parts and is a labyrinth of sorts. We even manged to get lost at the start. We simply had no idea where to start. We walked through and went to the exhibitions of choice. Boijmans has a lot of variation in art and is a great place to have a reasonably quick tour of Dutch painting history. And you do pick them out the really great masters. The Rembrandt, the Dali, Kandinski, even when you do not know it is them, The paintings so stand out in quality. And then in the middle of the 17th century masters there is a piece of modern art and it fits very well. Loved it, though I did not register the artist.
Another feature at the Boijmans which we loved was the cloakroom, which was not a cloakroom but a piece of art in itself. I have them in the picture gallery in this post. All in all it was a great afternoon with a lot to take in. We will return to the Boijmans now that we have the annual museumticket