Local Heart, Global Soul

January 31, 2014

A Very Palatial Art Exhibition…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

Another post detailing our travels and adventures during the summer of 2012.

Regular readers will know that as usual we are packing in as many new experiences as we can manage… new places, new sights, cultural and culinary experiences, what’s not to like?

For privacy reasons I never advertise on my blog when I’m away from home…

…and of course sorting the thousands of photographs I take and then doing research for various topics afterwards takes time so I have to confess I currently have at least two years worth of blog material on my hard drive.

I hope you settle into your most comfortable chair and join me for the journey ahead.

Although I try and make the annual sculpture exhibition in the Lange Voorhout every year, it  isn’t  actually the only reason I have bought our visiting friend “Velvetine” to  this address. She doesn’t know it yet, but there is a building at the corner of this “L” shaped street  that is my next surprise destination for her.

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

I’ve just called this address a “building” but in fact it’s rather more than that: it’s an art gallery that’s housed in a former Palace, one that was once upon a time  the winter palace home to  the Queen Mother Emma of the Netherlands.

The exhibition we have come to see is one that’s on permanent display, and for good reason: this is Lange Voorhour 74,  home of  Maurits Cornelis Escher, also known as M.C. Escher collection, called “Escher in Het Paleis” (Escher in the Palace).

Now it’s time to take a detailed look at more of this work and find out more about the man, and Queen Mother Emma’s former winter Palace that the collection of his works is housed in.

I’ll start with a few of the details of the rooms themselves: naturally since this is now primarily a public art gallery most of the furniture has been removed, but in places they have projected old photographic images onto the walls to show what the room looked like in days gone by.

I previously wrote about wanting to visit this exhibition:  https://kiwidutch.wordpress.com/2011/08/03/new-462/  and Escher also featured on my blog when he was one of the chosen artists who had works displayed as a detailed sandcastle  piece here:  https://kiwidutch.wordpress.com/2011/02/14/new-304/.

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

escher outside inside 2l (Small)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

http://www.escherinhetpaleis.nl/

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