This week Tuesday I visited the Kröller-Müller Museum near Arnhem.This museum has a permanent collection of Impressionist, Expressionist and Cubistart from 1870 to the present.
Besides the permanent exhibition of Vincent Van Gogh and his contemporaries was the temporary exhibition review by Jan Fabre. He is one of my favorite artists.
There were many of his works, old and new, which I had not seen. It is worth visiting this exhibition, a half day is needed to fully enjoy the deviousness of artworks.
One of the fascinating works of Jan Fabre was seen in the great hall of the museum. In the Royal Palace in Brussels, he dressed a ceiling with thousands of beetles. He has taken a piece of this ceiling mounted thereon a wax figure of a black man, with lashes on his back, and other works in the same room linked with the Belgian-Congolese history. Symbols such as Cote d’Or, cut off hands, Leopold II, diamonds, the Belgian franc …….
As fan I bought the book Hortus Corpus: the body of a garden.