Best of Boijmans. Highlights of the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen Collection

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Did you know that Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen was the first public art institution in the Netherlands to acquire a painting by Vincent Van Gogh for its collection? And that 20,562 litres of water are needed for Olafur Eliasson’s installation Notion motion? Or that Gerard Reve once sent an admiring letter to the museum about Geertgen tot Sint Jans’s small panel The Glorification of the Virgin?

These and many more fascinating facts can be found in a lavishly illustrated publication featuring more than a hundred and fifty highlights from the collection.

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For over a hundred and seventy years, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen has been building up a very varied collection of art and design from the Middle Ages to the present day. Best of Boijmans presents the collection as a unity in diversity. Detached from time, place and medium, surprising connections are made between the different areas of the collection. A sculpture of a human figure by the contemporary artist Maurizio Cattelan bears an unexpected resemblance to a drawing of John the Baptist by Raphael; a nineteenth-century landscape by Barend Cornelis Koekkoek sits extraordinarily comfortably alongside a work by the Rotterdam artist Daan van Golden. This handy little book takes you on a thematic, visual journey through the collection.

Binding method

Hardcover

Dimensions

15,6 x 11,2 x 2,3 cm

ISBN

9789069183152, 9789069183169

Language

Dutch, English

Pages

320

Publication date

January 2022

Publisher

BAI NV

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