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The Netherlands:

 

Amsterdam, page 2 (of 2)


One of the many canals in Amsterdam.

We went to the Van Gogh Museum in the morning, and enjoyed the artwork there. The gallery was very impressive. I enjoyed seeing many famous paintings that I'd only previously seen as reproductions.

The following images (intended to give an idea of some of the artwork enjoyed at the museum) were scanned from postcards purchased at the Museum:

 

 

The Irises

The Yellow House

   

The Harvester

The Bridge, copied from a print by Hiroshiga.

 

After the Van Gogh Museum, we had lunch in Vondel Park, where we enjoyed some very nice exotic busker music played by some young adult musicians from Mongolia.

After lunch, we went to the fabulous Rijksmuseum and enjoyed paintings by Rembrandt, Vermeer and Frans Hals (among many others).

The following images (intended to give an idea of some of the artwork enjoyed at the museum) were scanned from postcards purchased at the Museum:

 

 

Girl with a Jug, by Jan Vermeer.

A sensational study of light, tone, and 3 dimensional space. A girl is captured in the 'simple moment' she is pouring some milk into a container. She, and all of the items in the room, just happens to be positioned so that the soft natural light coming in from the window shows off their forms and textures superbly. It is interesting to think about why the far edge of table has been pulled out from the wall - it just happens to put the food on the table into better light, and in a better position in the final image. The painting skills are just brilliant!

The Stone Bridge, by Rembrandt van Rijn.

   

The Night Watch, by Rembrandt van Rijn.

The Little Street, by Jan Vermeer.

 

 

 


An impressive building with 'larger than life' statues mounted on points of the roof, clock tower, and reliefs based on ancient greek motifs.

 

 

 

 


Amsterdam has many very impressive buildings.


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