Van Abbemuseum: Eindhoven’s Precious Art Gallery

Van Abbemuseum: Eindhoven’s Precious Art Gallery, Eindhoven, Netherlands (B)

Eindhoven is one of the well-known high tech industrial centers in Europe. The city is rapidly growing since the beginning of 20th century thanks to its citizens, who are always seeking for innovation and originality.

Henri Van Abbe, a cigar manifacturer, was one of the citizens who made a significant contribution to Eindhoven. He was passionate for collecting art pieces from various national and international artists. His life period coincided with the era that perception of art has shifted towards modernism which is the true evidence of ever-changing world.

Van Abbe’s art collection increased in a short time that he constructed a building to store and exhibit the paintings. After some time, he decided to donate the building to Eindhoven municipality with 26 painting. Eindhoven municipality was amazed by this charity act and purchased 14 more paintings from him.

Taste’n Travel: Van Abbemuseum Eindhoven. From Top Left to Bottom Right: Portrait of Henri Van Abbe, Museum’s main gate, the cafeteria and a statue of Rodin. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Van Abbemuseum: Eindhoven’s Precious Art Gallery
Guide Location: Netherlands » Eindhoven
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Begum Erten-uyumaz
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