Eight Stacked Beams

Carel Visser, 1964, BK-2008-4

The eight massive planks that form this abstract sculpture are not stacked in precise symmetry. Each pair of planks is slightly further to the side. It all appears quite natural, yet the stack is impossible to balance. So the construction is a crucial element. In fact there is a seam along all the…

FK 23 Bantam

Frits Koolhoven, 1918, NG-2011-1

The F.K. 23 Bantam was developed in 1917 by Dutch aviation pioneer Frederick Koolhoven, then working as chief designer at British Aerial Transport Company. The biplane was intended as a fighter for the nascent Royal Air Force in the First World War. This craft was shown in 1919 at the First Aviation…

Square Man

Karel Appel, 1951, painting, SK-A-5002

The square man squeezes with difficulty into this square canvas. He seems to squint slightly with his red and green eyes and his blue mouth gapes open. The head is too big, the body is too small, and the arms and legs are too short, yet with his fiercely coloured body and his ponderous genitals, he…

Haarkam in de vorm van twee takken…

René Lalique, c. 1902 - c. 1903, jewellery, BK-1987-2

Ambtskostuum van Hendrikus Colijn

C. Meuven & Zoon, 1925 - 1926, NG-1993-2

Map met herinneringsfoto's van het…

O. Hisgen & Co., 1932, photograph, NG-1993-5-2

Comb in the form of two dragonflies

Lucien Gaillard, c. 1904, jewellery, BK-1990-1

Slachtoffers gemaakt door de…

Mohammad Toha Adimidjojo, 1948 - 1949, drawing, NG-1998-7-10

Een zilveren maquette van een…

anonymous, c. 1930 - c. 1931, maquette, NG-2000-3-1