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Herman de Vries in Kröller-Müller museum. May 20, 2009

Posted by ieva in Uncategorized.
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Herman de Vries is a Dutch artist (1931), who’s currently exhibiting his work at the Kroller-Muller museum that is located in a beautiful area of Netherlands, in the middle of a forest (yes, there are some..).

He writes his name in lower-case “to avoid hierarchy”.

,,Nature in itself is enough and must be enough for people as well, ” he states. He thinks that nature doesn’t have to be elevated to the state of art as it is beautiful and interesting in itself. He believes that humanity does to nature an injustice by making a difference between nature and culture or between art and non-art. It is not necessary to explain nature or to attach symbols to it. Anyone who observes nature attentively will encounter a wealth of ideas.

Samples of earth from all over the world rubbed on paper.

Poster for an exhibition.

One of my favorite pieces..

(zoom in)

artist, himself..



1. Schyler Ingle - August 6, 2009

You wouldn’t have an email address for Herman de Vries, would you? I have been out of touch for, oh, 20 years or more.
Thanks, Schuyler

2. balticdesign - August 6, 2009

Hello, Ingle, No, I don’t have it. But I suppose that at the museum they should be able to help you. Good luck!

3. Deb - March 10, 2010

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