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Found on one of my walks, shot with mobile phone.

Kröller-Müller Museum Sculpture Park (part 2)

Marta Pan, Sculpture flottante, 1960-1961

Marta Pan, Sculpture flottante, 1960-1961

In my post of 20 July 2013, I promised more of my favourite works at the Kröller-Müller Museum Sculpture Park. This Sculpture flottante is eye-catching and I enjoyed watching it as it floated in the water revealing a different shape all the time. To me the reflection of the sculpture in the water becomes part of the sculpture, and is more fragile depending on the amount of ripples the wind makes in the water. It was made by French sculptor Marta Pan. Born in Hungary in 1923, she travelled to Paris in 1947 and took on French nationality in 1952. She not only designed this sculpture, but also the shape of the pond and the design of the park. The nickname for this artwork is “The Swan” and you can see why here: The Swan.

Kenneth Snelson, Needle Tower, 1968

Kenneth Snelson, Needle Tower II, 1968

Kenneth Snelson, Needle Tower II, 1968

Kenneth Snelson, Needle Tower II, 1968

This amazing sculpture by American sculptor and photographer Kenneth Snelson (born 29 June 1927) is made out of aluminium cylinders and stainless steel cable and is 28 metres high. It is fascinating to see how this all holds together, and how high it is! It looks so fragile and looks like it could all collapse in an instant. Apparently, when one cable snaps, it will. The first version of the Needle Tower was built in 1968. It is in Washington and 18m high. On Snelson’s webpage you will find an explanation of tensegrity as well as other information, including his family album with some nice historical images, including one where he repairs Needle Tower II. In this image I deliberately left out the surrounding trees, as I did not want to show any reference points, but show it like it is floating in the air, just like the idea of this artwork.

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:

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