After running around all over the Amsterdam for a while, we headed back inside to check out the rest of the museum, and as has become a running gag with us, we got to the museum with just enough time to see a couple of parts and then get kicked out at closing time! Given our minimal amount of time in which we had to achieve everything, we made the executive decision to head to the maritime art first, in the South Wing.
The examples of art on display all come across as quite intense!
There are lots of documentation of battles and exploration. The sea monster represents unknown waters.
The depiction of light playing in the waves and water was just masterful.
The ink paintings were just awe inspiring. Truly awesome. The dedication to minute detail was quite mind blowing.
There were so many small details in so many of the paintings that it does get a little inundating after a while.
Of course there were newer pieces too, which were not lacking in impact either!
We were most of the way through the paintings when the loudspeaker announced that the museum would be closing in 15 minutes and we needed to find our way to the nearest exit, so of course we made our way as directed, but possibly not in the most direct route… We may have gone through the navigational equipment room …
Check out this gorgeous compass!
Then we may possibly have wandered into the ships ornamentation display on our way to the exit too!
So that’s what we’ve seen so far. I haven’t yet found the Dirk Hartog plate which is high on my “to-do” list, so obviously, we’ll just have to go back! (How often have I said that now?)