Kröller-Müller Museum Sculpture Park

Famous for its extensive collection of Vincent van Gogh’s works, the Kröller-Müller Museum also has an impressive Sculpture Park. I was amazed and inspired by it and this and following posts show some of my favourite works.

Aristide Maillol, L'Air, 1939/1962

Aristide Maillol, L’Air, 1939/1962

I can look at this stunning sculpture again and again, it stays fascinating from whichever angle you look at it. Maillol’s muse Dina Vierny was his model and a woman with an interesting history, as you can read in this article by William Grimes in the New York Times, dated 26 January 2009: Dina Vierny, Artist’s Muse, dies at 89

George Minne, Havenarbeider, 1911

George Minne, Havenarbeider, 1911

A Havenarbeider is a Docker. The remarkable face would have been enough, but would have resulted in a less striking sculpture. The half cut-off body adds to the strenght of this piece. George Minne was a Belgian artist and you can find more information about him on
The J. Paul Getty Museum site:
http://www.getty.edu/art/gettyguide/artMakerDetails?maker=3627.

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