Van Gogh Museum

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In 1889, Van Gogh had himself admitted to the psychiatric hospital in Saint-Rémy because of his fragile mental health. At first he was not allowed to leave the grounds of the institution. Fortunately, the overgrown garden offered him plenty of inspiration for his paintings.
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Van Gogh painted these irises in 1890 in Saint-Remy. In this painting, he was looking for a powerful colour contrast. By placing the purple flowers against a yellow background, he made the decorative forms stand out even more strongly. 🌻 Vincent van Gogh, Irises (1890)#vangoghhK
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Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec got to know Van Gogh at Fernand Cormon’s studio, where they both studied. They probably worked closely together for a while, as the style and technique of their paintings in this period look very similar.
Van Gogh wanted to master painting figures and portraits. To prepare for his painting of a peasant family, ‘The Potato Eaters’, he made some 50 studies of people who worked on nearby farms.
After leaving the asylum in Saint-Rémy, Vincent headed to Auvers-sur-Oise. While he stayed in the town, he was cared for by Doctor Gachet, who encouraged him to paint a lot. And that’s exactly what he did.
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'What keeps us working is friendship for one another and love of nature’. 🌻Vincent van Gogh, Cypresses and Two Women (1890) #vangoghquotess0
Like Van Gogh, Gauguin used colours in a remarkable way: not necessarily based on reality. This man is probably Joseph Ginoux, a café owner and friend of Van Gogh. 🖼️Paul Gauguin, Portrait of a man (1888)J
Van Gogh painted this work near Arles. He moved to the town with the idea of starting an artists’ house. However, his dream of a ‘Studio in the South’ fell to pieces when only one painter came to stay: Paul Gauguin.
In the first months of 1887, Van Gogh made two paintings of bulbs in a basket: crocus and hyacinth bulbs. The bulbs are yet to sprout, but promise a colourful spring!
📝‘If you wake up in the morning and you’re not alone & you see in the twilight a fellow human being, it makes the world so much more agreeable’, wrote Vincent to Theo. Van Gogh was unlucky in love, but he was certainly loved by his brother. 🌻Vincent van Gogh, The Bedroom (1888O2
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Etienne-Lucien Martin owned a restaurant in Paris, where Van Gogh was a regular customer. Martin allowed him to hold an exhibition of his own work and that of his friends. Soon after the exhibition opened, they quarrelled.
'People strengthen each other when they work together, and an entitity is formed without personality having to be blotted out by the collaboration'. #vangoghquotes 🌻 Vincent van Gogh, Landscape with Peasant Women Harvesting (1890)z
Van Gogh was greatly inspired by Japanese prints. Japanese artists liked to take their subjects from nature, like flowers and birds. These were traditionally pictured together, sometimes with a poem.
Emile Bernard painted this self-portrait about two years after Vincent van Gogh died. In addition to paintings and drawings, Bernard also made tapestries and woodcarvings. 🖼️ Emile Bernard, Self-Portrait (c. 1892)A
Inspired by what he learned at the studio of French painter Fernand Cormon, Vincent started experimenting with colour. His darker paintings made way for bright and colourful works. 🌻Vincent van Gogh, Boulevard de Clichy (1887)r
📝 Van Gogh said that landscapes like this had a ‘healthy and fortifying’ effect on him. The overwhelming emotions that he experienced in nature had a positive impact on his own shaky state of mind. What effect does this landscape have on you? Wheatfield under Thunderclouds, 1890D
'Van Gogh hoped that these paintings of fruit trees would sell well: 📝 ‘you know these subjects are among the ones that cheer everyone up’. He painted no less than 14 in just a month. What cheers you up? 🌻Vincent van Gogh, The Pink Orchard (1888Wh
People say – and I’m quite willing to believe it – that it’s difficult to know oneself – but it’s not easy to paint oneself either’. #vangoghquotes 🌻Vincent van Gogh, Self-Portrait with Grey Felt Hat (1887)X
'the painter of the future is a colourist such as there hasn’t been before’, wrote Van Gogh in 1888. In fact, he turned out to be that painter! A shining example for countless artists. 🌻Vincent van Gogh, The Zouave (1888)t
This chubby baby was the youngest child of the postman Joseph Roulin, who sent Van Gogh's paintings from Arles to Paris. The two men became friends. 🌻 Vincent van Gogh, Portrait of Marcelle Roulin (1888)8
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🌻 Vincent van Gogh, The Garden of Saint Paul's Hospital ('Leaf-Fall') (1889)
Van Gogh chose a high viewpoint for this work, so the outlines of the trunks are cut off by the upper and lower edges of the painting. He had learned this compositional technique from Japanese prints and the work of his friends, the artists Emile Bernard and Paul Gauguin.
‘The olive trees are very characteristic, and I’m struggling to capture that’, wrote Vincent to Theo from Saint-Rémy in 1889. Take a good look at this painting. What colours do you see? 🌻 Vincent van Gogh, Olive Grove (1889)C
#vangoghinspires @augustoesquiveI🖼️ Around 15,000 sewing and shank buttons were used to create this artwork! What do you think of it?o
📝 ‘It’s a wonderful thing to look at something and find it beautiful, to reflect on it and hold it fast and then to say: I’m going to draw that, and then to work on it until it’s done’. Van Gogh intensely enjoyed his work. Is there something that you can get completely lost in?r
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🌻 Vincent van Gogh, Old Vineyard with Peasant Woman (1890)
Van Gogh also focused on colours in his drawings. He began this drawing in pencil before adding oil paint and watercolour in many different shades of blue. Vincent painted the roofs red, to contrast with the blue. The roofs have since faded to brown.
'It often seems to me that the night is much more alive and richly coloured than the day.' #vangoghquotes 🌌 �@Arthurgpresleyey#vangoghmuseumu#vangoghg#amsterdama#museumu#photographyhaL
Almond trees flower early in spring. When Vincent was in Arles in March 1888, he painted a sprig of almond. There was still snow on the ground, but the tree was already flowering. 🌻 Vincent van Gogh, Sprig of Flowering Almond in a Glass (1888)4
Humour & death. A good combination? Van Gogh made this curious study while at the art academy in Antwerp. He’s done an impressive job of painting the anatomy of the skeleton. As a joke – perhaps to annoy his teacher? – Vincent added a burning cigarette.
What strikes you about this portrait of Paul Gauguin? Van Gogh painted his artist friend in their studio at the Yellow House. 🌻 Vincent van Gogh, Portrait of Gauguin (1888)L
When Vincent lived in Paris, he wanted to paint portraits, but he didn’t often get the chance. So when he had the opportunity to paint Léonie Rose Charbuy-Davy, he went for it! She was the niece of an art dealer who sometimes exhibited Van Gogh’s paintings.
📝‘And while my illness was at its worst, I still painted, among other things a reminiscence of Brabant, cottages with mossy roofs and beech hedges on an autumn evening with a stormy sky, the sun setting red in reddish clouds’, wrote Vincent to his mother and sister.N
Van Gogh wanted to create portraits that moved people. He wrote, 📝‘I’ve always had the belief that through portraits one learns to reflect.’ Is this true for our photos today? 🌻 Vincent van Gogh, Portrait of a One-Eyed Man (1889b1
📝 ‘I missed you the first few days, and it was strange for me not to find you when I came home in the afternoon’, wrote Vincent to his brother Theo in 1872. Who are you missing at the moment? 🌻Vincent van Gogh, Houses Seen from the Back (1885-1886#vangoghmuseumu4e
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📝 ‘It’s a wonderful thing to look at something and find it beautiful, to reflect on it and hold it fast and then to say: I’m going to draw that, and then to work on it until it’s done’. Van Gogh intensely enjoyed his work. Is there something that you can get completely lost in?q
🌻 Vincent van Gogh, Cypresses and Two Women (1890)
📝 ‘But you must love with a high, serious intimate sympathy, with a will, with intelligence, and you must always seek to know more thoroughly, better, and more’. In this letter to his brother Theo, Vincent emphasised how important it is to love those close to you. �n2
Vincent examines you with one blue and one green eye. 👁️Why do you think that he chose to give his irises two different colours? After all, we know that Vincent’s eyes were green. 🌻 Vincent van Gogh, Self-Portrait with Straw Hat (1887#vangoghmuseumuke
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