Caroline De Westenholz

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Until May 8th in Louis Couperus Museum

Until May 8th in Louis Couperus Museum

For twenty five years, Couperus wrote poetry as well as prose but unfortunately, his poetry never touched his audience as his novels did. This winter, the Louis Couperus Museum visualises some of his best poems.

Couperus sometimes literally used (reproductions of) contemporary paintings and in one case, even a piece of sculpture, as inspiration for his poetry. The exhibition features a number of poems, printed on large banners and flanked by images. Centre piece is the statue of Alba or 'Morning' by his friend, the Dutch sculptor Pier Pander, who lived in Rome. 

The exhibition was partly made possible by a financial contribution from Prince Bernhard Cultuurfonds.