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De Hallen Haarlem

O MUSE! - De Hallen Haarlem Summer Series
06.06.2015 - 30.08.2015

Where do artists get their inspiration? Not infrequently from muses: individuals who have special significance for them. In antiquity, the Nine Muses were divine beings: in the centuries that followed they took on an earthly and human form. The new exhibition in De Hallen Haarlem Summer Series examines which muses - women as well as men, mothers and lovers, fellow artists and children – have been significant for modern Dutch art. Individuals who inspired by their unusual personality, their enchanting body, their artistic expressions or their intimate relationship with the artist.

A broad range of paintings, photographs, films and spatial works from the 19th and 20th centuries, complemented by outstanding works of art from our own time, explore how the role of the Muse kept on inspiring new insights and shapes. A major exhibition with works by Jan Sluijters, Isaac Israels, Charlotte van Pallandt, Jan Toorop, Carel Willink, Levi van Veluw and many others.