Saturday, 15 February 2014

Visit to den Bosch

Today I went on an excursion with the club, to the Noordbrabants Museum, and the Hiëronymus Bosch Art Center.
The Noordbrabants museum has been closed for a couple of years for remodelling. The inside has not really changed.
This is a view from inside to the entrance:
Of course we went to the archeological department first. The exhibit there has been changed, there are some interactive elements now, great for kids. But a lot less information. One example: it mentioned pottery found in a grave, but did not say what kind of pottery. I know a bit about it, but it bothered me.
After lunch it was time for the Hiëronymus Bosch Art Center. All the works that survive by Hiëronymus Bosch are collected here, not the real ones, but very good copies.
We first watched a movie about the life of, and the city he lived. His way of painting was explained, what he wanted to show. Then it was up to the top of the tower, 5 floors up, by elevator.
There is a lovely view of den Bosch from the top. I had to take the picture through the glass, but it came out fine.
Then down some winding stairs, with paintings on every floor.
Being a tower the floors were not very big, there was not much room to stand back, to take proper pictures.
The only one I took a picture of:
All the way down, his drawings were on the left. Down some steps to the cellar, with a recreation of the workroom of the painter.
As soon as I saw it, I thought it would be great to copy in miniature. Maybe I will do that someday.
It was a nice day out, we even had some sunshine. Not cold, but very windy.


  1. that would be very interesting in mini

  2. It is on my project list! Need to think it through first, then find the time, and a suitable doll to dress.