visit paris (the hague)

Yes, I know it says ‘Amsterdam’ Insights, but this is really an exhibition worth traveling for (The Hague is only a 40-minute train ride from Amsterdam!) The Gemeentemuseum itself is worth a visit – “the museum was [Dutch architect Hendrik] Berlage’s final masterpiece; his crowning achievement of red-brick design” (Art Holland). The museum opened its doors in 1935 and now holds one of the world’s leading collections of fashion items as well as an impressive modern art collection that includes works by Mondriaan, Picasso, Monet, Cezanne and Kandinsky.

The exhibition on display until 29 January is ‘Paris: City of Modern Art.’ The Centre Pompidou in Paris has loaned forty of its top works for this special exhibition, which includes famous masterpieces by such artists as Kandinsky, Brancusi, Picasso, Matisse, Miró, Giacometti, Léger, Braque and Delaunay. Here’s a selection of a few of my favorite pieces from the collection on display…

How beautiful are the colors in this painting by Henri Matisse?

Color drawings by Karel Appel…

Marcel Duchamp’s bicycle…

And colorful paintings by Robert and Sonia Delauney…

The Gemeentemuseum is located on the Stadhouderslaan 41 in The Hague and is easily accessible with the 17 tram from The Hague Central Station (in the direction of ‘Statenkwartier.’) The museum is open Tuesday to Sunday from 11am to 5pm. Click for more Amsterdam Insights, published every Wednesday.

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  1. Pingback: Amsterdam Insights: January (Round Up). | brand new day

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