Stedelijk Museum

The Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, had a superb collection of contemporary art. A large proportion of it is world class abstraction. Below are some of the great works.

Piet Mondrian, Windmolen, c 1917.

Kazimir Malevich paintings from 1917-21.

Sonia Delaunay, Curtain Material, 1951.

Willem de Kooning, North Atlantic Light, 1977,

detail: Willem de Kooning, Two Figures in a Landscape, 1967.

detail: Agnes Martin, Untitled No. 8, 1981.

Richard Tuttle, Blue White, 1968.

Dan Flavin, "monument" for V. Tatlin, 1969.

Gordon Matta-Clark, The Land of Milk and Honey, 1969.

Donald Judd.

Ellsworth Kelly, White Curve 1, 1972.

Steven Harvey

    Neshama, 2015, acrylic & powdered pigment on canvas, 198 x 228 cm.

Steven Harvey, solo exhibition, 'Night Hawk Spree', October 24 - November 26, Liverpool Street Gallery, Sydney.

Zero Group

Wonderful exhibition on now at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, about the Zero Group. Here are some highlights.

All white painting installation by various Zero affiliated artists.

Yves Klein painting installation

Gunther Uecker, The Yellow Painting, 1957.

Walter Leblanc, Twisted Strings, 1963.

Lucio Fontana, Le Jour, 1962.

Jan Henderikse, Zonder titel, 1963.


Great to visit the Van Gogh and Rijts museums in Amsterdam....

A crowd already at 10 am around Rembrandt's The Night Watch.

While this beautiful self portrait by Rembrandt sits quite alone,

16th century artist equipment

Loved this small De Stijl table, its made from poor quality found wood, driven by idea.

famous De Stijl chair

Museum Belvedere

Museum Belvedere is a privately funded modern museum in the Heereveen region, Friesland, the Netherlands. Here are some highlights for me...

The building has won Architectural awards.

Age Hartsuiker talking about the work of Adre de Jong

Age Hartsuiker with De Stijl furniture and paintings

Dave Meijer

JCJ Vanderheyden

Han Klinkhamer

Huug Pleysier

Dorris Zech

Frankfurt Main

Outer Frankfurt

Doris Zech with her landscape abstraction

Love Deutschland! This was my fourth visit to Germany. This time I fell in love with the language. It's so beautiful. The words so carefully constructed. I don't know if I will ever get a chance to go again but it was great to spend some time with Doris. She is a good serious abstract landscape painter who paints for pleasure and personal growth and exhibits locally in Frankfurt.

HangerBicocca Milano Anselm Kiefer

HangerBicocca in Milan is a private museum to house the Seven Heavenly Palaces by Anselm Kiefer. At present it has a special exhibition of Kiefer paintings. It is a vast space with an equally large space currently under construction for future temporary exhibitions.

The Seven Heavenly Palaces. The towers are all cast from shipping containers with concrete.

Me and Marinella at the exhibition

Each tower has a separate meaning including the twin towers New York and Noah's ark

Lead books prop up the towers. Nothing can be written on them. Knowledge is lost

Large work by Kiefer
Photographing a large work by Kiefer

Kiefer painting surface detail
Really very moving powerful work.

Fondazione Prada Milano

Selected works, great museum!

Painted Gold!

Piero Manzoni, Achrome, 1968.

Yves Klein, La Vague, 1957.

Louise Bourgeois installation

Thomas Demand installation

Damien Hirst sculpture

Me and Marinella.

Palazzo Reale Milano

Some highlights for me....

Giullo Paolini, Megara, 1966.

Daniel Buren, White Vinylic Painting on Striped White and Orange Fabric, 1968.

Piero Manzoni, Achrome, 1959.

Giorgio Morandi, Natura morta, 1943.