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Explore Netherlands #1 – is it a spaceship?

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Last week I posted this photo on my Instagram…museum de fundatie, zwolle, art gallery, building, architectureI walk past this building on my way to the train station in Zwolle where I’m now living and it’s not as if you can miss it!

On the weekend, I decided to go and check it out and found it to be a really great art gallery called Museum de Fundatie. museum, zwolle, the cloud, museum de foundation, architectureWhilst they show a selection of artwork from their collection, they also have a number of excellent temporary exhibitions. bob dylan, face value, pastel sketch, portrait, artwork

museum de fundatie, artwork, portrait, pastels, bob dylanThese portrait sketches in pastel are part of a series of 12 works called Face Value by the musical legend that is Bob Dylan – seriously, does that man’s talents have no limit?

There was also a number of rooms dedicated to paintings by Jeroen Krabbé – a well-known Dutch artist (I’ve even seen a train with his name on!). The canvases are part of a series called The Late Light, produced only in the last few years,  and are around 3m tall; I was completely mesmerised by these two.artwork, museum de fundatie, jeroen krabbe, painter, the late light

jeroen krabbe, dutch artist, the late light, painting, canvasUp to the top floor and I find out that they refer to the ‘spaceship’ as ‘the Cloud’. Over the summer, they are hosting the Water Summer Expo 2017 whereby artists could submit their work to a judging panel to try and be included in the display. Nearly 2000 artists submitted around 3000 pieces of work with just 254 selected for the expo held here and at another gallery in a nearby town. There were so many different kinds of work which was really cool. Here are a few that caught my eye… water, tom van os, dutch artist, water summer expo, museum de fundatie

mermaid, artwork, mosaic, sculpture, museum de fundatiewilted flowers, canvas, artwork, museum, waterThis sculpture back down in the main collection also made me smile…joseph klibansky, artist, polished bronze, sculpture, bambi, youthIt’s called ‘Reflections of Youth’ by Joseph Klibanksy and is made from polished bronze.

So, did you guess it would be an art gallery? If not, what did you think this building was?

Have you visited any good exhibitions, galleries or museums recently? Doesn’t matter where in the world but please feel free to recommend your favourites to me and for other readers of my blog.

Author: amiiat30

Marketing Communications Manager, sports coach, crochet queen

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