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Description

Scheveningen (150)
Scheveningen (150)
52° 6′ 39″ N, 4° 16′ 43″ E

Scheveningen is a modern seaside resort with a long sandy beach, an esplanade, a pier, and a lighthouse. The beach is popular for water sports like windsurfing and kiteboarding. The Beelden aan Zee (“Pictures to the sea”) museum in the Scheveningen, founded in 1994, is the only Dutch museum that is devoted exclusively to sculpture. The museum showcases modern, international sculpture, especially those made after the Second World War. It rotates exhibitions three times per year in its large room.

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Art

  • Caspar Berger: Dutch sculptor Caspar Berger uses the human figure and the centuries-old technique of bronze casting to give shape to his conceptual art. In order to materialize his fascinations, Berger makes a copy of the skin of his models.
  • Iris Le Rütte: People and animals are cut in halves and stick out of the wall or subside into the pavement. Independent compositions of legs turn into arms or are crowned by a clock or a house.
  • Tom Otterness: Most of the sculptures by Tom Otterness represent world famous fairy tales and legends that relate to the sea. His works can be found in Metro stations in New York and in public buildings in cities including Minneapolis, Sacramento and Los Angeles. The Real World (1992), Otterness’ best-known work, is similar to Sprookjes Beelden aan Zee.

See also

Museums

Netherlands

Amsterdam (151)
Amsterdam (151)

The Netherlands is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, located mainly in North-West Europe and with some islands in the Caribbean. Mainland Netherlands borders the North Sea to the north and west, Belgium to the south, and… [Read more]