"earth-wipes" of Herman de Vries on show in the museum
The ISRIC World Soil Museum hosted an exposition “ earth-wipes ” of Herman de Vries. Soil samples from Ethiopia bodemmonsters and the Negev dessert woestijn, that remind the visitors of old Munsell cards from May 23 - July 11 2014.Hisconsistent application ofsome simpleprinciplesleads toa visuallymultifacetedoeuvre. The exhibition contains also archival material about the scientific work of Herman de Vries during his years as a researcher at institutes in Wageningen and Arnhem (1953-1970) that formed an important source for his artistic activities. Heis currentlyone of themost internationallyacclaimedDutchartists,and his workis in manydomestic and foreignmuseums.