Museum More - Kasteel Ruurlo


⏰ 11:00 - 17:00

🌏 Vordenseweg 2, 7261 LZ Ruurlo The Netherlands (View map)

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⏳ 10-2021

Beautiful museum dedicated to themagic-realistic painter Carel Willink

Beautiful location for a museum dedicated to only one Dutch painter, Carel Willink. Willink is well-known for his magic-realism.
The museum gives you a nice overview about the painter and his development through the years and the different style periods.
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Amazingly beautiful Willink collection

And stunning Mathilde Willink dresses exhibited in a pristinely restored castle. The dichotomy between the subject and the background of the artist’s work is provocative. The castle’s new woodwork is a joy to the eye. Very much worth the visit.

Delightful Museum

After visiting the MORE museum in Gorssel, we drove to Ruurlo to visit the castle and the MORE museum it houses.
The castle has been restored with modern vision, for instance the stairwell with its bare brick walls.
The rooms are almost cosy and house mostly paintings of Carel Willink, a MOdern REalist. Paintings of his wife Mathilde and the theatrical dresses, designed by Fong Leng, which she wore are exhibited next to some of the paintings.
The castle and the Orangerie are also used for weddings and receptions.

We loved all of it!

Museum More

Museum More in castle Ruurlo is a good sample how to combine castle and gallery. Famous portrait artist Carel Willink was working in the Netherlands. His portraits are now placed in the castle to see. Inside the castle was developed and now containes glass and metal elements which makes it new and modern.
Recommended for those who likes art and loves castles.

A castle museum with realist art as theme.

The castle itself is already worthwhile visiting. Surrounded with a moat, a 19th century romantic atmospere and different wings dating from 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. The castle was overhauled and refurbished to accomodate the current ’More’ museum of realist art. I was very impressed by the wooden marquetry or mosaic floor work, and the silk screen wall panels.
The current exhibition on Dutch artist Carel Willink (realist painter) is modest but of a high quality. Experimentation in the 1920s, a dark, brooding atmosphere in the background in the 30s, the many portraits, all helped to form a mental picture of Willink’s oeuvre over time. The curator must be complimented with this exhibition.

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