‘We must still continue and try to do better’. #WednesdayWisdom
A reminder for anyone who can use it this week! 💪
🌻 Vincent van Gogh, Self-Portrait as a Painter (1887-1888)
In these prints, Camille Pissarro tried to capture the changeability of light and the weather. For some compositions, there are multiple states: different versions of the same plate. Each print is a unique impression! Which do you like best? Camille Pissarro, The Old Cottage,1879
Can you guess which palette is from which artist?
One is Vincent van Gogh’s, the other is Pablo Picasso’s.
Together with the British fragrance brand @floralstreet_ we present the new fruity-citrus eau de parfum 'Sunflower Pop'. The partnership brings to life the optimism of Van Gogh's ‘Sunflowers’ in scent and floral design. Now available worldwide! More info: http://vangogh.nl/YRZd50FIh4d
People know that they can expect works by Van Gogh in our museum. But the exhibition Here to Stay includes works that might make you wonder: what is this doing here? This etching is by Guérard. Can you guess why this work is on display? Find out: http://vangogh.nl/yYhU50FFoB5
Have you ever noticed just how beautifully Vincent has painted this sky? #UnderVanGoghsSky
🌻 Vincent van Gogh, By the Seine (1887) #vangoghmuseum #vangogh #vangoghupclose
Vincent was buried at Auvers on 30 July 1890. Last year we shared ‘A Great Artist is Dead. Letters of Condolence on Vincent van Gogh’s Death', by Ronal Pickvance. The publication contains the letters of condolence which his family received. Download it:
Van Gogh Museum Book Club
Looking for an inspiring book to read? Several books to deepen and expand your love for Vincent van Gogh are available for free download.
Today it's 131 years ago since Vincent van Gogh passed away. His legacy was a large body of art works: over 850 paintings and almost 1,300 works on paper. Read about what happend after his passing: http://vangogh.nl/IqmO50FzDEm #OnThisDay
Van Gogh News: Historical Photograph Confirms Exact Location ‘Tree Roots’.
Researchers of the Institut Van Gogh and the Van Gogh Museum can now affirm with absolute certainty the location where Van Gogh painted his last work.
Historical Photograph Confirms Exact Location Tree Roots
A recently uncovered historical photograph confirms the exact location of Vincent van Gogh's last painting Tree Roots.
There are striking parallels between the art of Van Gogh and Munch, although they never met. Munch was hugely inspired by Vincent’s work, especially his portraits. See the works side by side in the exhibition Here to Stay. More info: http://vangogh.nl/kS3K50FzEuD
The Almond Blossom above the couch in the living room? Willem van Gogh grew up between the paintings we have in our museum today. A special interview by @BBCWorld with our board member Willem van Gogh. Listen now:
BBC World Service - Witness History, The paintings of Vincent Van Gogh
Vincent Van Gogh's great-great nephew recalls growing up among his paintings
'A cherry tree against blue sky, the young shoots of the leaves were orange and gold, the clusters of flowers white. That, against the blue green of the sky, was darned glorious’, wrote Vincent.
Vincent’s words are art in themselves, don’t you think?
📝 'It’s not ugly, the South', wrote Vincent to his brother Theo from Arles in the South of France. He had travelled from the North, looking for light and colour. As he wrote 📝 ‘In the limpid air there’s something happier and more suggestive of love than in the North’.
In Paris, Vincent rapidly developed his own style, using bright colours. But after two years, the hectic city life that once gave him so much inspiration, became too much for him. Discover why in the story From Dark to Light:
From Dark to Light
Vincent van Gogh moved to Paris in 1886. Influenced by modern art he used brighter colours and developed his own style
#VanGoghInspires Jesse Woolston. This sound sculpture combines realism, fluid dynamics, and expressive motion, creating a new perspective through art and technology. She mixed and simulated each color in the portraits using fluid dynamics, driven by music she composed herself.
#VanGoghInspires A mural of Vincent spotted in Oceanside, California! @SnyderArt 🌻
Did you know that we have a collection of French prints? This collection shows how artists associated with Van Gogh developed after his death. In the last 10 years, the museum actively sought new additions. View the works in our current exhibition: https://www.vangoghmuseum.nl/en/visit/whats-on/exhibitions/exhibition-here-to-stay
Which artworks has the museum acquired in the past decade, and why? Discover Peasant Burning Weeds and numerous other special works in the exhibition Here to Stay: A decade of remarkable acquisitions and their stories. http://vangogh.nl/3z8Z50FvPrW
💡 #QuizTime: What was the original colour of the tablecloth in this painting? 🌻 Vincent van Gogh, Red Cabbages and Onions (1887)
'A cherry tree against blue sky, the young shoots of the leaves were orange and gold, the clusters of flowers white. That, against the blue green of the sky, was darned glorious’, wrote Vincent to his brother Theo from Arles in the South of France.
How many colours can you see in this vivid sky? #UnderVanGoghsSky
The Impressionists were obsessed with capturing momentary changes in light, its subtle differences at different times of day. When Vincent arrived in Paris, he felt as though he was out of touch. Read how he got up to speed: http://vangogh.nl/z58p50Fp6lu
💡 Which is these 4 paintings is the odd one out?
We slaan dit jaar opnieuw de handen ineen met het #AmsterdamFashionCollege, een alternatief onderwijsprogramma van advies- en projectbureau BUREAU YAN. Deze editie staat geheel in het teken van duurzame mode geïnspireerd op Vincent van Gogh. Meer weten? http://vangogh.nl/D7MS50FwxLy
📝 ‘I don’t know the future, Theo – but – I do know the eternal law that everything changes. […] But doing something endures – and one doesn’t easily regret having done something. The more active the better, and I’d rather fail than sit idle’.🧠 #WednesdayWisdom
Feeling watched? Did you notice that Vincent has different colour eyes in all of these self-portraits? This was another way of experimenting with colours! He actually had blue eyes.
The woman is trapped between the brick wall and the man. The rest of the print is black. What do you think she is thinking?
See the print up close at our exhibition Here to Stay. Book your ticket online: http://tickets.vangoghmuseum.com
See how Vincent painted the light between the trees? He used a sea of loose brushstrokes to paint a corner of the garden of the asylum in Saint-Rémy. Most of the brushstrokes are short, and surprisingly multicoloured. The only long lines are the outlines of the tree trunks.
The museum frequently acquires new works for its collection. In this story, you’ll discover 6 things you need to know about acquisitions at the Van Gogh Museum. http://vangogh.nl/oCyq50Fp5Jh
Have you ever seen a green sky?
🌻 Vincent van Gogh, Wheatfield with a Reaper (1888)
De eerste stop van onze pop-up expositie voor ouderen in woonzorglocaties en de bewoners van WZC Boszicht maakte gelijk al een prachtig mozaïek! Wij kijken er naar uit wat er nog meer gemaakt zal worden. #VanGoghInspires Lees verder over het project: http://vangogh.nl/VxkB50FrHsI
Can you guess whose handwriting this is? One letter was written by Vincent van Gogh, the other by artist Auguste Rodin.
🌻 Auguste Rodin, Letter to Camille Claudel (1886) collection of @MuseeRodinParis; Vincent van Gogh, Letter from Vincent van Gogh to Theo van Gogh (1885)
‘We must still continue and try to do better’.
🧠 #WednesdayWisdom A reminder for anyone who can use it this week! 💪
The Impressionists had been exhibiting their work since 1874, but Van Gogh only discovered them more than a decade later. A year after arriving in Paris, home of the Impressionists, Vincent started to experiment with their ideas and painting style.
Is this a sunrise, or a sunset?
‘WOW! That’s what I want people to feel and think when they see these paintings’. This could have been a quote by Vincent, but these are the words of Domenico, our light specialist! Armed with a light plan, light meter and more he takes care of the lighting in our museum.
When was the last time you visited the Van Gogh Museum? Book your ticket online via http://tickets.vangoghmuseum.com
Some pretty good news! 🎉 We have passed the milestone of 2 million #Instagram followers. Read more: http://vangogh.nl/cymu50FnxnH
The modern novels and candle holder with burning candle aren’t on the chair by accident. In this painting, Van Gogh wanted to symbolise the character of the absent painter: Paul Gauguin. How do you think Vincent would symbolise his own character?
We are delighted to be part of the @TeamNLtweets Tokyo Expo, a digital platform combining sports & culture. Join our webinar with Olympic skateboarders Candy Jacobs & Keet Oldenbeuving exploring the similarities between skateboarding & how Vincent worked http://vangogh.nl/2Q7v50Fnmba
Rob Groot is met ingang van 1 september onze nieuwe zakelijk directeur. Hij maakt de overstap van de Nederlandse Publieke Omroep (NPO), waar hij tot nu financieel directeur was en verantwoordelijk voor de financiële en facilitaire afdelingen. Meer info: http://vangogh.nl/RATY50FmKFd
Any old chunk of woods, that’s what you could see here. But Van Gogh was attracted to the glittering light shining through the trees. And to the variety of colours. What catches your eye?
In 1905, a young generation of Dutch artists were introduced to Van Gogh’s art at a large retrospective of his work at the @Stedelijk. This inspired artists including Leo Gestel. He wanted to use colour and light effects to evoke emotions, just like Van Gogh!
🌻We celebrate the sunflower as a source of creativity, together with our partner @TakiiEurope . Van Gogh’s 'Sunflowers' inspired Takii’s ‘Sunrich: Van Gogh’s favorite’ sunflower collection and the Sunflower Flash Amsterdam that The Wunderkammer created: https://youtu.be/zMlR7LB7E8M
What’s a Chinese lacquer box with balls of wool doing in the Van Gogh Museum collection? This box once belonged to Vincent. He used the balls of wool to test the effect of various colour combinations. You’ll find the colour combinations in these yarns in his still lifes.
‘I’ve stuck his very tanned, feline head, wearing a bright red cap, in front of a door painted green and the orange bricks of a wall. So it’s a coarse combination of disparate tones that isn’t easy to handle’, wrote Van Gogh. He wanted it to be ‘vulgar, even garish’.
Here, the almond blossom looks white. But isn’t almond blossom pink? Yes, it is! And when Van Gogh painted this work, that’s the colour he used. For the delicate pink buds, he mixed white and red paint. But over the years, the red has faded.
‘…it’s not copying pure and simple that one would be doing. It is rather translating into another language, the one of colours, the impressions of chiaroscuro and white and black’, wrote Vincent. Van Gogh saw his copies after Millet as artistic translations in colour.
We asked illustrator Floor van het Nederend to make a drawing inspired by one of the works in our exhibition Here to Stay. A woodcut by Félix Vallotton caught his eye. ‘All of that black ink reminds me of comics’. See the work up close in the exhibition: http://vangogh.nl/Vvhj50F6yM7
🌻 Together with @takiieurope we take over the streets of Amsterdam today. With our Sunflower Flash Amsterdam, we wish you a sunny summer full of sunflower inspiration! More info: http://vangogh.nl/KUyA50FfJx2
Creations made by The Wunderkammer Amsterdam #sunflowerflashamsterdam