Van Gogh to Mondrian: Modern Art from the Kroller-Muller Museum
Piet De JongeISBN: 1932543015;
Book DescriptionThe Kroller-Muller Museum is one of the great art collections in Europe, yet it remains unknown to many Americans because of its remote location in the Hoge Veluwe National Park in rural southeast Netherlands. This beautifully illustratedbook features highlights from the Museum?s collection of late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century art, including more than a score of works by Vincent van Gogh. The Museum is the result of the passion of a singular collector: Helene Kroller-Muller (1869?1939). The wife of a Dutch shipping magnate, she used almost unlimited funds to amass an astounding collection in a short period of time. Beginning in the 1910s, she collected voraciously?not only Van Gogh but Neo-Impressionist masters Seurat, Signac, and Denis, and Symbolists Redon and Toorop. She patronized and supported artists who were pioneering abstraction?particularly Mondrian, Van Doesburg, and Van der Leck?and collected the Cubists, including...
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