detail of outdoor installation in Den Haag
This is one of two similar sculptures
I assume they commemorate the Holocaust, but have been unable to find any specific info about them
plaque inside the Van Gogh Museum. The last sentence is riveting to me!
Self-portrait in front of the easel (1888)
Who says Van Gogh didn't have a sense of humor?
We returned to Amsterdam early this afternoon from Delft. After checking into the hotel we met with a friend and toured the Van Gogh Museum. I don't suppose I will ever tire of seeing these paintings.
I get goosebumps when standing before many of them. The museum displays the paintings in a fashion that allows the viewer to see and understand the progression of the work, and also to understand significant events in the artist's life. His brother, Theo, had a profound influence on his work and this is quite evident in the exhibit. To stand before these paintings, I think to myself, "I'm standing in the same approximate place the artist would have stood while working on this painting". To see the brush-strokes of these paintings is indescribable. There is, quite simply, nothing like it. No print can do justice to these paintings.
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