For those of you who love modern art, it can be hard to find a good place to see it. Many art museums look at modern paintings and sculptures and try to put the pieces in with more traditional art. This often results in poor lighting and placement that doesn’t do justice to the piece.
But there is one museum that does modern art right. It’s called the Escher Museum in Belgium, and it is a must-see if you’re interested in modern art.
The museum consists of two floors and features many famous works by notable artists like Salvador Dali, M.C. Escher, and Rene Magritte. The second floor has a limited amount of space, so the museum only puts there what they consider their best pieces from their collection of hundreds.*
The lighting and placement in this museum are perfect for each piece, making for an unforgettable experience. I had never seen many of these pieces before visiting the museum, but I was able to understand them on a level that would not have been possible anywhere else.*
There is also a gift shop on the first floor where you can buy postcards featuring any pictures you want or posters of all the featured artwork.*
This museum is definitely worth visiting.”*
It’s true that the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam has a few more masterpieces, but you can see all of them in half an hour. The escher museum is like going on a treasure hunt – it’s fun to walk around and find out what you’re going to see next!
In the Rijksmuseum you’ll find Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’ straight away, but in the escher museum we have to work for it. First there’s a labyrinth and then there are stairs. But once you’ve found the right floor, you will be more than well rewarded. There’s an entire room of Escher! It is quite mind-blowing…
It doesn’t matter whether you’re young or old, everyone will enjoy this museum. It’s really very special indeed!
The museum is located in an old abbey that has been renovated and turned into a spectacular Art Deco building. Inside you will find a collection of artwork by Escher as well as other artists.The museum was founded in 2002 by the Flemish Government and the City of Diest. The museum is completely run by volunteers.
The Escher Museum is a fantastic place to visit if you are interested in the work of Maurits Cornelis Escher. It is a small museum but there is a good deal of information and you can spend several hours there studying his work. The museum consists of about three rooms with one or two pieces from each of his major works. There are many interesting facts about Escher and his work.
The building itself is pretty inconspicuous from the outside, but when you step inside holding doors open automatically, and you will be greeted by an Escher style artwork on the wall. I am not sure that even if I had read about the museum before going, I might have expected it to be so well designed.
It is well worth spending a day or two in the area which has some good museums and other attractions.
The Escher Museum in The Netherlands and a View of the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam
Museum of the History of Science in Oxford, England. The Palazzo Grassi in Venice, Italy. The Musee d’Orsay in Paris, France. The Science Museum in London, England. The Exploratorium in San Francisco, CA.
The list goes on and on, and it is not at all exhaustive by any stretch of the imagination. But if you want to see what makes for one of the best museums out there (and I’m sure there are several others that I’ve missed), you should add one more entry: The Mus�e du Pr�cieux �maux de Chypre (aka the Antwerp Diamond Museum) in Antwerp, Belgium.*
When I went to Antwerp a couple weeks ago with my family, we decided to check out this museum because my dad wanted to see some real diamonds up close. This museum had been on our itinerary for a while now, but it wasn’t until we got to the city that we realized how conveniently located it was — situated right near the rail station so you can easily make your way over after you get off your train.
On top of being conveniently located and having a really good collection (easily as good as any of those
The museum is not in the most important city of Belgium – Brussels. And despite being a small museum, it is not in the capital of the province of Flanders – Ghent. It’s in Antwerp, which is one of the biggest ports in Europe.
The museum is located on the Emile Wauters Square, also known as “Plein 1940”. This square was renamed after the famous Belgian artist from Antwerp, who, like nobody else, mastered mirror image illusions. The square is situated on “Het Eilandje”, which comes from Dutch and means “the little island”. Interestingly enough, this square was not always an island – it used to be a part of the Scheldt river (Dutch: de Schelde). But because of the construction of several locks and dams along this river (the Victoria lock is close to Het Eilandje) it became an island in the end of 19th century.
The building that houses the museum was built in 1887 and used to be a tobacco factory. It was built in neo-Renaissance style by Jules Coomans who designed many other buildings in Antwerp at that time, including a theatre and a hospital (nowadays: the University Hospital).