The Stedelijk Museum

The Stedelijk is a modern art museum …

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… which is controversially known for looking like a bathtub.

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I’d had reservations about going to the Stedelijk as I had a history of not completely enjoying modern art, but when offered the opportunity to go with someone else who also wishes to explore and play with interactive art installations, I’m not one to turn down an adventure!

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I was determined to go in with an open mind, and not close myself off; for this I was well rewarded! I have been able to see, up close and personal, pieces from artists whom I really do admire greatly! I’ve seen my first Calder.

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Some Mondrians which I photographed for Himself.

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A number of Kandinskys, which after going to the Mad Square Exhibition, and understanding better their inspiration, I can now appreciate.

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I was introduced to Yves Klein by my companion who has loved this piece since she was young.

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This piece by Bontecou intrigued both of us! I particularly loved the use of the third dimension. (And now that I’ve researched further, I think I should look further into this artist!)

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As we were coming to an end, or topping out with our cultural experience, I found something I hadn’t considered would be here. I spotted my very first, in the flesh, not from a photograph or book … Lichtenstein.

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It was vibrant. It was amazing. It was wonderful. I bought the postcard. It made my day!

I think I’ve grown as a person. I was impressed at myself with how much of the works and exhibitions now spoke to me, and evoked feelings. Granted sometimes my thoughts and feelings were still “why?”, but that’s still a response; right?

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