New light on Van Gogh

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New light on Van Gogh

From 28 November 2014 onwards, the Van Gogh Museum has an entirely new presentation of its permanent collection for you to enjoy. The main underlying theme is the story of Van Gogh’s life and his development into one of the greatest artists of all time.

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From 28 November 2014 onwards, the Van Gogh Museum has an entirely new presentation of its permanent collection for you to enjoy. The main underlying theme is the story of Van Gogh’s life and his development into one of the greatest artists of all time.

  • Discover the renewed Van Gogh Museum and the new perspectives on Van Gogh’s life and work.
  • Examine Van Gogh’s drawings and letters, which have now also been given a permanent spot of their own.
  • Examine Van Gogh’s works and materials using the newest techniques.

In the renewed Van Gogh Museum, you will see major and famous works, but the drawings and letters of Van Gogh have also been awarded a permanent place. You will truly step into Van Gogh’s life, discovering his ideas behind his art, his personal ambitions, his emotions, the myths surrounding him and his influence that continues to this very day.

Sources of inspiration

Van Gogh was open to many influences. He liked to visit museums and admired several other artists, such as Bernard, Gauguin, Signac and Toulouse-Lautrec. They served as sources of inspiration for him, and had a defining influence on his style. Such influences are analysed in detail in this new presentation, giving you a surprising new look at Van Gogh’s work.

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The renewed Van Gogh Museum makes use of various new techniques. For instance, touch screens now allow you to examine facets of his work, while DIY displays teach you about the working method and materials that Van Gogh used.

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Museumplein 6
1071DJ Amsterdam

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