You can trace the evolution of De Stijl at the Kröller-Müller Museum. Hundreds of works will take you on a trip through time. Come face to face with figureheads of De Stijl’s principles and see how the works become more abstract through the years. And there is much more to see at the Kröller-Müller Museum beside De Stijl. The museum also owns the world’s second largest collection of paintings by Vincent van Gogh.
- Track the evolution of De Stijl at the Kröller-Müller Museum.
- With hundreds of works by De Stijl artists, the Kröller-Müller Museum is the treasure trove of the art movement.
- Enjoy the beautiful natural landscapes of the Veluwe.
Helene Kröller-Müller and De Stijl
The wealthy Helene Kröller-Müller (1869-1939) founded the Kröller-Müller Museum. She was one of the first European women to establish a sizable and important art collection. In addition to works by top artists like Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, and Claude Monet, she also collected work by De Stijl artists. As a result, the Kröller-Müller Museum boasts a huge collection of works by Piet Mondrian, Theo van Doesburg, Gerrit Rietveld, and Bart van der Leck.
In the mid-fifties, Gerrit Rietveld designed a pavilion to exhibit smaller sculptures for the International Sculpture Exhibition in Arnhem. The pavilion was disassembled after the exhibition. Fortunately, it was rebuilt in the sculpture garden at the Kröller-Müller Museum in 1964. This was also when its name was changed from Sonsbeek Pavilion to Rietveld Pavilion.
De Stijl in Gelderland
Culture and nature merge in Gelderland, Holland’s biggest province. There are art museums in Arnhem, Nijmegen, and Apeldoorn. The Veluwe is one of the most beautiful nature reserves in Holland. The Kröller-Müller Museum, De Stijl treasure trove, lies amid wonderful sand-drifts, wild heathland, and green forests.
Would you like to explore the beautiful natural surroundings of the Veluwe after visiting the Kröller-Müller Museum? You can borrow a white bicycle for free at the museum to explore the varied landscapes of the Veluwe at your own pace. Perhaps you’ll even spot a deer or wild boar! Would you prefer to immerse yourself further in De Stijl? Visit one of the other De Stijl cities.