Museum Beelden aan Zee was founded in 1994 by the collector couple Theo Scholten and Lida Scholten-Miltenburg. It is the only museum in the Netherlands that focuses exclusively on modern and contemporary, (inter) national sculpture. The first statuette for the Beelden aan Zee collection was bought in 1969. The Beelden aan Zee collection now includes more than 5000 sculptures, including about 1000 plaster models and 500 medals. The collection varies from portraits to monumental, larger-than-life sculptures. The leitmotif was originally the image of man; where artists want to unravel both the outward appearance and the human psyche. Man is the most versatile subject imaginable, for centuries artists and sculptors have taken man as the central subject. The most diverse materials are also used, from bronze, stone and ceramics to polystyrene foam, plastic, glass, textile and iron.
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