The Museum Insel Hombroich has a unique conception for its exhibitions. While Karl-Heinrich M ü ller's collection spans many centuries and includes works by such illustrious names as Paul Cézanne, Lovis Corinth, Yves Klein, Henri Matisse, Rembrandt van Rijn, Kurt Schwitters and Albrecht D ü rer, as well as Khmer art, ancient Chinese artifacts, native art from his many travels, and the works of the artists living and working in the park today, these are presented in loose groups, with no chronological order and, especially, without identifying labels! This is to allow visitors to react to the art spontaneously and immediately, without seeing it in the context of its time, or worse, finding it attractive merely because they've heard of the name of the artist.
There is no one piece that accurately describes the collection presented in and around the pavilions, which ranges from archaeological artifacts to canvasses hung up while the paint's still wet, from tiny sketches to huge outdoor sculptures, from fragile vases to furniture carved from tree trunks - whatever struck the collector's fancy! Continued page 11/16