Amsterdam art highlights

IMG_1696Amsterdam has too many museums to fit into one week but we did our best. Picasso of course and it is a very good one of his wife Jacqueline reclining in their villa in the south of France.


From cutting edge experimental art to art that has stood the test of time.IMG_1621

An artist well ahead of his time.IMG_1599

The ‘COBRA‘ group of artists – formed by artists Karel Appel, Constant, Corneille, Christine Dotremont, Asger Jorn and Joseph Noiret in 1948 in the Café Notre-Dame, Paris. They had a manifesto as such groups did – a unifying doctrine of using complete colour and form and antipathy towards the Surrealists and Marxists. Their work was inspired by primitive art and from childrens’ drawings.


More from COBRA member Constant.IMG_1627

Man Ray is well represented, we were also fortunate to see a large exhibition of his work in London this summer. These photographs , part of a larger series than you see here were commissioned by an Electricity company.IMG_1592

Malevich has a large body of work in the Stedelijk Museum collection.


When I had my art gallery in Brisbane I represented John Nixon the Australian artist who frequently referred to Malevich.


We have a warm spot in our hearts for French artist Fernand Léger who developed his own personal style of cubism.IMG_1587

American Richard Serra has a sculpture at the entrance to the Stedelijk Museum. He is known as a minimalist artist and sculptor. The scale of his sculptural work is always monumental.IMG_1748

Peter Voss had a large exhibition at the Rembrandt House gallery on its top floor.IMG_1753

The first time I had encountered this artist, but I will save more of his work for a separate post.

Our Amsterdam landlord provided us with a ‘Museumkaart‘ and since the majority of museums charge 15 euro each for entry that was quite a saving. The Museumkaarts are around 45 euros and allow a year’s entry. We were also able to skip the queues, that is a bonus we lapped up. There were many more museums we visited and I will share them with you on another post.



  1. #1 by Celia @ Fig Jam and Lime Cordial on June 15, 2013 - 7:34 am

    How fabulous! Thanks for taking us with you, Roz!

  2. #2 by aussiegirl0905 on June 15, 2013 - 8:45 pm

    Thanx Roz. I also enjoy art. We just had an art exhibition here in St Michaels church in New Farm this weekend. There were about 10 of us exhibiting. It was a very successful fund raising for the church Lyn

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