Tuesday, May 13, 2014

From the Guggenheim


This doesn’t happen often, but today I’m writing to you even thought my last post is from yesterday. But this morning I did something I just really want to share because I thought it was so very special.

I’m not a connoisseur by a long shot, but I really love art. And one of the most wonderful periods in Art History happened right after the second World War, when a group of young artists changed a lot in expressing and making their art. And now  more than 50 paintings and sculptures from this period and owned by the New York Guggenheim Museum,  are to be seen in the Cobra Museum in our little country. Isn’t that exciting?


This morning I went there with my son (16 years of age and he wanted to see these paintings; isn’t that great?).

Paintings from very famous artists like Rothko, Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock and Karel Appel were there, and of course on an ordinary Tuesday morning it wasn’t crowded. So we could have a good look at all these paintings and sculptures, both up close and from a distance.


Asger Jorn, Green Ballet

Pierre Alechinsky, Vanish


Willem de Kooning, Composition



Luis Feito, No 175, detail

Karel Appel, Two Heads

Of course there was a lot more to see than the above, but for an impression it will do….

Groetjes, Dorien


Maxine D said...

What an amazing opportunity - and well done Dorien for taking it!

ipatchandquilt said...

Wat heerlijk dat je zoon mee wilde naar het museum! Ik moet die kunstwerken echt gaan bekijken!
Je hebt een mooi blog, Dorien!!!