The museum of Kröller Müller has a lot to offer but, even though the weather was not very good, we decided to concentrate on the Sculpture Garden instead. Being outside while appreciating art seemed very attractive - and we were not disappointed. Right from the beginning, we enjoyed all kinds of completely different sculptures and pieces of art. Synthetic materials, rocks, metal, wood have all been made into pieces of art that have found a place in which they can be admired by the visitor.
In the late 1930s, mrs. Kröller Müller opened her museum with the objects of art she had collected in preceding years. The museum has expanded and been renovated over the years, and the sculpture garden, which was opened in 1961, has turned into one of the largest of its kind in Europe with an area of twenty-five hectares. The garden is indeed spacious, and it means that all pieces of art have their own area in which they can be admired. Artists are from many different parts of the world. What is striking in the Kröller Müller sculpture garden, is that most objects of art blend in in their own way within the surrouding nature.
There are almost classical sculptures of human figures, but also modern ones. Then there are abstract figures, others representing animals, flowers, houses or other wordly things. Some works of art are highly attractive and leave the visitor in awe, they are all original works, none resembling the other, and their common feature is their integration with the nature of the National Park de Hoge Veluwe. The artists are from all over the world, some have used materials that they found locally, others have made fantastic, creative objects that inspire the visitor. The careful integration of sculptures and their surroudings make the sculpture garden into an enormous outdoor museum in its own right.
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