Van Gogh: Munch, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

20 Aug 2015

This unique exhibition will be the first of its kind to expose the many similarities between Vincent van Gogh and Edvard Munch’s work and their artistic ambitions.

Munch: Van Gogh is the confrontation of two exceptional artists known for their emotionally charged works and their lives of hardship. That’s not all there is to the similarities between Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) and Edvard Munch (1863-1946), however. Both artists wished to modernise art, both artists largely chose existential and universal themes and both artists used highly expressive visual language. Also, they both had a strong influence on younger artists, such as the Expressionists and Fauvists.

Despite the many parallels that can be found in the work of Van Gogh and Munch and their great significance, no exhibition has ever before attempted to bring together these two artists. The exhibition will consist of around 70 paintings (including The Scream) and 30 works on paper, and addresses the Parisian avant-garde influences to be seen in their work.

The exhibition is open daily from 25 September 2015 until 17 January 2016.