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Every time i'm so in awe

Have been here several times now and every time i am so impressed. It must have cost an awefull lot of time to paint the panorama. It depicts Scheveningen in 1881. It is 14 meters high and the view you have is 360 degrees.. You simply stand in the middle of the painting..

Before you get to the painting there are some 'normal' paintings done by Mesdag and his wife. And there is also a room for temporary exhibitions.

Prices:
Children 2 euro
Adults 4 Euro

Open mon-sat 12-17 hours
sundays and holidays 12-17 hours
Closed the 25th of december

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Mique
Jan 30, 2004

PANORAMA MESDAG

This is for sure a must to visit. Your imaged position is the Seinpostduin (a sand-dune), in the fishing-village of Scheveningen, and you're surrounded by the biggest painting in Holland. So Panorama Mesdag is a cylindrical painting, where you can experience the illusion of an unlimited view and, at the same time the reality created by sand, wreckage, an anchor and others you could see along the shore like it was in 1881.

The whole vista of the oldest 19th century panorama was painted by H.W. Mesdag.
Contrasts like inside - outside, open - closed have been united to enlarge the suggestion of unlimited in a phantastic way of this unique cultural heritage ...
Open:
Monday - Saturday 10.00 - 17.00
Sundays and Bank Holidays
closed on 25 December

*special arrangements for groups
*guided tours upon request

Entrance: adults 4 Euro - children 2 Euro

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RoyJava
Apr 04, 2011

Panorama Mesdag

Panorama Mesdag is the biggest painting in the Netherlands. It's a 360 degrees artwork about 120m long and 14m highand was painted by Hendrik Willem Mesdag in the 19th century.

The scene is of the North Sea and the dunes of Scheveningen when it was still just a small fishing village.

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robertgaz
Sep 02, 2006

The biggest painting

Here you can see how the beach looked in 1881. This is a 360° painting and is the biggest of the Netherlands. This is really something unique of the 19th century. If you go there its like going back in time.

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Apr 04, 2011
 
 
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Panorama Mesdag

THIS PLACE IS A MUST!! I hardly ever recommended an art gallery to anyone (cuz people have different tastes on art, right?) but this one is A MUST!! The painting is the 360 degree panoramic view of the Scheveningen Sea, picturing the life around it. I was totally stunned by this huge round canvas, about 2.5-storey high and 8 m in diameter. The detailed drawing is extrodinary and the sense of perspective is so exceptional, so real. As a design student myself, I haven't seen anything of this kind before, so rare, and I think it's only because people didn't dare enough to make it happen!!

Photos are prohibited inside, you've gotta see for yourself!!

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WaRPer
Oct 10, 2007

Virtual reality from the 19th century

Experience the view from the highest dunetop near The Hague in the late 19th century as painted by Willem Mesdag, his wife and - amongst others - Breitner. Don't forget to visit his nearby home / atelier in the Laan van Meerdervoort, right aroubd the corner.

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dutchboycalledjan
Sep 05, 2004

Panorama Mesdag

This is a stunning 360° degree painting. It shows Scheveningen at the end of the 19th century.

The museum has more paintings of Mesdag and his companions. Also an overview of other Panorama pictures in the world like in Waterloo and Getttysburg.

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Igraine
Jan 25, 2004

Panaroma Mesdag

Am ever so glad Sandra (mique) showed us this!!!
The buidling is somewhat discretely tucked away in the street but we did find it.
The huge cylindrical painting can be seen from a round platform and it is a bit of a surreal feel to stand here and look around.
Hendrik Willem Mesdag, born in Groningen (all that s good comes from Groningen hehe) on February 23rd 1831 and died in The Hague July 7th 1915.
Married Sina van Houten (Sientje), also born in Groningen, on April 23rd 1856.
When they inherated an huge amount of money after the death of Mesdag his father Sina persuaded her husband to follow his dream and become a painter.
They lived in Bruge for a while before they moved to The Hague because Mesdag more and more was fascinated by the sea.
After the death of their only son Klaas in 1877, Sientje too began to paint.
A group of Belgian entrepeneurs wanted Mesdag to paint a giant painting with a lenght of 120 metres and 14 metres of height. Therefor a special pavilion was built, with a small round platform in the middle for the public to stand on.
In only four months the painting was finished by Mesdag, his wife Sientje, Th?ophile de Bock (1851-1904) and the young George Hendrik Breitner (1857-1923). Bernardus Johannes Blommers (1845-1914) also helped some.
In 1886, when exploitation didn t bring in enough money to make it profitable, Mesdag bought the building and added rooms to it where he and his wife exposed their own paintings.

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Jan 05, 2004

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Panorama Mesdag

Panorama Mesdag is a cylindrcal painting, more than 14 meters high and 120 meter in circumference. the vista of the sea, dunes and Scheveningen village was painted by one of the most famous painters of the Hague School, Hendrik Willem Mesdag.
It is the oldest 19th century panorama in the world in its original site and unique cultural heritage.

entrance
childern €2
adults €4

open
monday-saturday 10.00-17.00
sundays and bankholidays 12-17.00
closed on 25 december

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dila
Jan 08, 2004

Panorama Mesdag

A sweeping view of the sea, a wide beach, the dunes of
Holland, and the picturesque fishing village of Scheveningen. Visiting the Panorama Mesdag painted by Hendrik Willem Mesdag, the renowned marine painter, and his team of artists, is like taking a nostalgic trip through time and space. Your reach 1880 Scheveningen through a narrow, dark passage and up a spiral staircase. Suddenly, you are surrounded by the huge painting. The circular canvas covers 1680 m2 it is 14 m high and the circumference is 120 m. It was painted by Hendrik WIllem Mesdag, his wife Sientje Mesdag-van Houten, G.H. Breitner, Th. de Bock and
B.J. Blommers. It is one of the world's finest, and largest, surviving panoramas. This mass medium of the past century still creates an amazing impression of being there. The visitors' platform is a dune, creating the illusion that you are really back in 1880. The Panorama Mesdag is a grand work of art in the style of The Hague School and an important art
treasure. The rooms leading to the Panorama house a fine collection of oil paintings and water colours by Mesdag and his wife, as well as temporary exhibitions.

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ATLC
Aug 26, 2002

Panorama Mesdag

Panorama Mesdag

High point of this museum is the panoramic view of the beach in Scheveiningen, made in 1881 by H.W. Mesdag and some other painters.
The painting 14 meters high, and 120 meters long.

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Nantosvelta
Aug 25, 2002

Panorama Mesdag

A sweeping view of the sea, a wide beach, the dunes of
Holland, and the picturesque fishing village of Scheveningen.
Visiting the Panorama Mesdag painted by Hendrik Willem
Mesdag, the renowned marine painter, and his team of
artists, is like taking a nostalgic trip through time and space. Your reach 1880 Scheveningen through a narrow, dark passage and up a spiral staircase. Suddenly, you are surrounded by the huge painting. The circular canvas covers 1680 m2 it is 14 m high and the circumference is 120 m It was painted by Hendrik WIllem Mesdag, his wife Sientje Mesdag-van Houten, G.H. Breitner, Th. de Bock and B.J. Blommers. It is one of the world's finest, and largest,
surviving panoramas. This mass medium of the past century still creates an amazing impression of being there. The visitors' platform is a dune, creating the illusion that you are really back in 1880. The Panorama Mesdag is a grand work of art in the style of The Hague School and an important art treasure. The rooms leading to the Panorama house a fine
collection of oil paintings and water colours by Mesdag and his wife, as well as temporary exhibitions.

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schielen
Aug 25, 2002

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