Monday, February 8, 2010

Gemeentemuseum Den Haag #1 ...

... Harlequin (1888-1890) by Paul Cézanne ...

... Cézanne – Picasso – Mondrian

A new perspective
17 October 2009 - 24 January 2010 ...
Cézanne is the ‘father of modern art’.
Ironically, the painter who frequently found himself turned down
for the Paris salons is now regarded as one of the most important
artists of his day. Picasso and Mondrian followed the lead he set
and the three of them were responsible for what is perhaps the most
decisive development in all art history: the inception of abstract art.
These three revolutionary artists are now the subject of a major
international exhibition at the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag.
The exhibits will reveal in spectacular fashion how advances
in painting suddenly gathered pace around 1900.
The result is a thrilling story that takes the viewer from
the sumptuous palette of Cézanne via the brilliantly coloured
– and sometimes humorous – paintings of Picasso
to the extremely subtle compositions of Mondrian ..


... the main entrance to the museum ...

... the walkway is intended to conduct visitors
into the world of art...


... Klapperschroef-rugzak-met-Vliegenier /
Batopillo (2005) by Panamarenko ...

... Déjeuner sur l'herbe / A Lunch on Grass
(c. 1873-75) by Paul Cézanne ...

... apple (1909) by Pablo Picasso ...

... bloeiende appelboom/Apple Tree in Bloom (1912)
by Piet Mondriaan ...

... Wall Drawing no. 373, Lines in Four Directions
(equal spacing on unequal walls) (1982/83/2000)
black ink on wall by Sol LeWitt ...

... the wall painting as part of the public staircase ...

... the staircase as an artwork ...

The building ... (EN)
by gemeentemuseum.nl
... Hendrik Petrus Berlage (1856-1934) was the foremost pioneer
in the field of modern architecture in the Netherlands ...

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