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Palace in the Picture

1 June to 7 December 2003

Between 1995 and 2003, Rotterdam-based artist-photographer Helena van der Kraan regularly took photos in Paleis Lange Voorhout. She photographed the halls in all their glory, often portraying people viewing the art. Helena van der Kraan captured the melancholy of an old building inside and out, closed and open. Festive, as was the case during the balls of Queen Emma, the Queen Mother, and modest, where sometimes a single person views the art. She did justice to the new purpose of this old house as a museum. At the same time, her photos also exude the intimacy of the former palace halls. It was the first temporary exhibition organised in Escher in The Palace.

Helena van der Kraan, Exhibition Auguste Rodin, 1995
Helena van der Kraan, Exhibition Frantisek Kupka, 1996