Seurat. Master of pointillism
May 23rd, 2014 - September 7th, 2014
Georges Seurat (Paris 1859- 1891) was the initiator of Neo-impressionism. With his paintings built up from countless tiny dots – or points – of paint and his great attention to scientific colour theories, he developed a new form of aesthetics. Seurat died young, at the age of just 31. He was only able to produce around 50 paintings in his short career. Through loans from museums and private collectors from all over the world, the museum has brought together 23 of his paintings and 24 of his drawings. It is the first time that so many of the painted and drawn works of Seurat are being exhibited in the Netherlands.
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-With an exceptional loan from Musée d’Orsay-
Film: Bert Koenderink / Multimedia
Muziek/music: Hubert-Jan Hubeek, Jur de Vries, Merlijn Verboom
May 23rd, 2014 - September 7th, 2014Georges Seurat greatly influenced a whole generation of artists. Through his colleague and friend Paul Signac, Neo-impressionism spread through France, Belgium, and the Netherlands, to artists including Maximilien Luce, Henry van de Velde, Théo van Rysselberghe, and Jan Toorop. With around 60 works by these and other artists, the Kröller-Müller Museum is also showing the dissemination of Seurat’s new style of painting.
Ger van Elk – Flatscreens
April 26th, 2014 - September 21st, 2014In his so-called flatscreens, Dutch artist Ger van Elk transforms existing paintings into moving images. A number of these works are based on neo-impressionist paintings by Georges Seurat, Paul Signac and Henri Edmond Cross. On the occasion of the Georges Seurat exhibition, the museum is showing this series of flatscreens in a complementary presentation. This is the first time that Van Elk’s Snow over Seurat and Seurat’s La Grève de Bas-Butin à Honfleur, upon which it is based, are being shown simultaneously.
Simon Starling - Blue, Red, Yellow, Djungel
April 19th, 2014 - September 21st, 2014Blue, Red, Yellow, Djungel (2002) by Simon Starling (b. 1967, Epsom) investigates the functionality of the artistic process. The work consists of an enormous, hand-printed curtain – a replica of a famous 1928 design by Josef Frank – and all the materials that were needed to make the curtain, from the tree cut down in Trinidad on 22 March 2002 to the tables on which the work was done and the pots of dye used in printing the pattern. It seems obvious that the time-consuming process of making the replica has no economic utility.