Amsterdam Art

I spent last weekend in Amsterdam and managed to fit in five museums - the Rijksmuseum, Stedelijk museum and Van Gogh museum were among them. If you're an art lover then Amsterdam has to be on your list of places to visit. 

In the quieter Stedelijk museum we were able to get very close to the pieces and take our time observing them. Without the crowds of the Van Gogh museum and Rijksmuseum we could take photographs of the work without fearing being in somebodys way. I enjoy taking photographs of people and in this case ourselves and the work to show the scale and interaction. 

 Admiring a Richard Serra drawing 

Admiring a Richard Serra drawing 

 Craig and Sol Lewitt

Craig and Sol Lewitt

The photographs feel artistic in their own right, like a self portrait in reverse as they show the backs of our heads, an alternative perspective. 

 Felix Gonzalez-Torres - Untitled (A Love Meal) and Converse 

Felix Gonzalez-Torres - Untitled (A Love Meal) and Converse 

I came away from Amsterdam feeling incredibly inspired. Not only by the art in the museums but by the place itself. The bitterly cold air, the faint aroma of cannabis and the lights reflecting in the canal waters.