Gemeente Museum (Or: Delft blauw and other pieces)
Yesterday I posted a picture of what Marco’s mother bought – two Delft blauw cat figurines. We went to the Gemeente Museum. Both tickets were free because I received a sleutelhanger (key ring) when I signed up for a library card at The Hague’s public library. The key ring is enough to get free admission (through March) for yourself as well as friends and family.
So we decided to make an afternoon of it, and have lunch there as well. Here are some of the pictures I took. (Mostly sculptures and other non-paintings, as you aren’t allowed to take pictures of paintings.)
First, my favorite piece, and also the first thing I laid eyes on:
Its color makes it very noticeable from across the room.
Delft blauw – infant
Group of Delft Blauw porcelain
Delft Blauw plate. (I especially like the holes in the edge work.)
Interestingly enough, the museum history cards mentioned that most Delft Blauw was used to accentuate common household items.
And now for some green… an exhibition of “Noah’s Ark” animals (all porcelain was in pairs)
close up of a drawing
display of items in a table setting format
Living room of a doll house
Kitchen of a doll house
After the crucifixion of Christ. The Virgin Mary is on the bottom middle panel, with three apostles to her left and three to her right.
Tags: Art, Museum