Modern Art and Sculpture in Amsterdam

During my last trip to Amsterdam I visited The Stedelijk, one of my favorite museums, located around the corner from the Van Gogh Museum. A collection of Mr. Barnett Newman’s large and color-filled paintings were on display at the time.

One of the paintings I got to see was Newman’s most vandalized work called, ”Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue III.” This painting has been cut with knives at least 3 times and seems to be the piece of art people want to destroy. I was happy to finally get to see it, and did not want to harm it! The painting is however, a very intense work.

I also visited another great museum during my trip, located outside of Amsterdam, called the Cobra Museum of Modern Art. This is a museum dedicated to the abstract art movement known as Cobra that took place during the 1950s and 1060s. At the time, a wonderful collection of the Cobra movement was on loan by the Guggenheim Museum in New York.

I also got to see works by Jackson Pollack, Mark Rothko and Willem de Kooning during my visit. It was certainly worth an afternoon to see these old masters.

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