In Rotterdam I saw an exhibition about real life like figures in Kunsthal Rotterdam.
Three wax arms protruding from the wall.
Maurizio Cattelan, in a mixture of Don Camillo, Pinocchio and court jester, always carries his pictorial statements to extremes so that the realistic depiction of well-practiced social and art world conventions tips over into the absurd and ridiculous. Rather theatrical and ephemeral in his actions, objects, and installations, but deploying ironic sophistication and unexpected turns, the artist spares no taboo in unmasking deceitfulness. Born in 1960 in the North Italian university town of Padua, he started his career in the eighties creating anti-functional design objects before deciding to work in the art world, which, in his own words, he found “much more appealing.” Since then, Cattelan has become an internationally renowned artist, even though he would not describe himself as one.
Baarn is a small town in The Netherlands. It is close to Soestdijk Palace that was the residence of Dutch Queen Juliana. Therefor it has a Royal waiting room that is not accessible for ordinary people to my knowledge but has an impressive entrance door (photo 2)
The water tower in Scheveningen is located in the dunes near Scheveningen, near the Pompstationsweg, in the Oostduinen district. The tower has the state monument status. The water tower was designed by architects L. A. Brouwer and Thy. Bar in neoclassical style and built in 1874 by The Hague Dune Water Company (now called Dunea).
Due to its two reservoirs of 1000 and 1200 m³ respectively, this tower can store the most water from Zuid-Holland. It was built because one started winning water in the dunes. It has a height of 48.74 meters. The tower was restored at the end of the 20th century. It is still in use and is on the list of monuments.