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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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  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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