Last Friday Quinn and I made good use of our “Museum Jaarkaart” once again!
I love it that whenever we’re thinking of having a “mother-daughter”-date, a trip to the museum comes up most of the times – it’s absolutely wonderful to share our passion of all things creative and artistic.
Since Quinn has a special love for photography, as well as for the artist Salvador Dalí, the Rotterdam Kunsthal was a must visit. Their special exhibition on photographer Philippe Halsman, who worked with Dalí for many, many years, seemed perfect, but was about to end. So, off to Rotterdam we went!
We both enjoyed the exhibition tremendously! Halsman photographed covers for Life Magazine for a long time, and it was fun seeing some of the photos he took next to the Life Magazine covers in print.
The photos done with Dalí were amazing: at a time when no person had ever heard of “Photoshop” yet, Halsman was able to create images that actually make me think, he was secretly testing and playing around with Adobe’s first Photoshop version.
The last part of the display showed Halsman’s famous “jump” pictures of celebrities; celebrities I would have considered very unlikely to appear in a photo jumping, like the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, and Richard Nixon.
Halsman said this about his “jumpology” (his philosophy on jump photography ;): “When you ask a person to jump, his attention is mostly directed toward the act of jumping and the mask falls so that the real person appears.” I think he was right about that!
We also saw another expo, the “All you can Art” exhibit, on our way to the Halsman photos, and I loved its imaginative – and colorful 😉 – installations full of humor.And just when you think this is a blog post without any crochet at all: will you just look at this adorable crocheted bow tie I encountered in the museum shop?
It’s by “Granny’s Finest”, a wonderful organization (more information here)!
The morning was ended with coffee, a minty lemonade (loved the peonies on the restaurant’s tables), and a couple of quirky photos with one of the three huge bunnies that adorn the Kunsthal grounds – we returned home happy and invigorated!
Enjoy your day!