|I think every knitter secretly wants a wall like this.|
|This picture is actually from my visit to Leiden in March.|
|I am testing the camera's new batteries.|
|Dutch landscape: very flat and very wet.|
|You can tell they know how to sell stuff.|
Now on to the main event: the Van Gogh museum! If you're wondering why this is only coming after so many other things, well, so were we. Next time, we'll go to the museum as early in the day as we can, and save our tired feet for the trip home. The museum was amazing. Four floors of beautifully curated artwork - it was hard work to visit everything in one day. We saw self-portraits (often painted on the backs of canvases he'd already used):
He even had a Japanese period I didn't know about! I like both of these a lot: the one on the left reminds me of Starry River of the Sky, and the one on the right is my current Van Gogh favorite.
And on the top floor, we saw some of the amazing landscapes he produced in his last months:
Click on any of these pictures to visit the museum's website, where you can enlarge the image and zoom in all the way to the brushstrokes. It was so wonderful to be there and see these paintings in person, and thanks to our Museumkaarten I'm sure we'll be back!
|Van Gogh makes us happy.|