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Sweet & Salt: Water and the Dutch

Feb 14, 2012Jun 10, 2012
Kunsthal Rotterdam, Museumpark, Westzeedijk 341, 3015 AA
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Since water has been the most defining element of the Netherlands and its identity, "Sweet & Salt" takes a closer look at various aspects of the Netherlands’ relationship with water.

The exhibition presents more than 100 artworks and takes place at Kunsthal Rotterdam. The visitors will have the chance to "experience" the Dutch waterland in all its diversity. Both historical pieces by old masters and remarkable works by modern artists are exhibited as an insight into the essential role that art plays in the perception of water. 

In addition to visual art, the exhibition includes media images of historic events such as the North Sea Flood of 1953.

Co Westerik, Zwemmer (1962)

Ed van Wijk
Photo by Ed van Wijk

Han Singels
Han Singels, Uiterwaarden bij Graaf (2005)