#Van Gogh Museum

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Van Gogh’s Seascape Near Les Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer

Vincent van Gogh is one of the most popular painters of all-time. He dominates Post-Impressionism. He fills art books. He inspires modern viewers.

James W Singer 8 June 2022

Johanna Van Gogh-Bonger Artist Stories

Jo van Gogh-Bonger: The Woman Who Made Vincent van Gogh

Everyone knows van Gogh’s Starry Night, or his Sunflowers, or that he cut off his ear. The name of Vincent van Gogh is now a household name,...

Ledys Chemin 28 April 2022

Félix Vallontton, Laziness (La Paresse), 1896, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam. Museum Stories

6 Best Works in the Van Gogh Museum That Are Not by Van Gogh

The Van Gogh Museum is dedicated to the life and works of Vincent van Gogh. It holds the largest collection of Van Gogh paintings and drawings in the...

Anastasia Manioudaki 15 February 2022

Utagawa Hiroshige, Maple Trees at Mama, Tekona Shrine and Tsugi Bridge, One Hundred Famous Views of Edo, 1857, ink on paper, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Detail. Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Maple Trees at Mama by Utagawa Hiroshige

Utagawa Hiroshige’s prints were exported and popular with Western artists. Post-Impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh owned approximately 50 of...

James W Singer 15 February 2022

Museum Stories

Van Gogh Museum Staff Picks

Have you ever wondered who knows the best of a museum’s collection? Probably the people who spend most of their lives between these artworks:...

Kate Wojtczak 15 February 2022

Artist Stories

The Story of Vincent van Gogh’s Bedroom and Its Three Versions

The Bedroom(s) are among the most famous paintings of Vincent van Gogh. Why the plural? There are three similar paintings of the same title. All...

Zuzanna Stańska 9 January 2021

Vincent van Gogh Copying Other Artists

Vincent van Gogh is famous nowadays for two things. Firstly, his unstoppable creativity - he produced 2,100 artworks in just over a decade. And,...

Anastasia Manioudaki 27 May 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Kikukawa Eizan, The Courtesan Hinaaya of the Chōji House

Vincent and Theo van Gogh, the close-knit brothers, extensively collected Japanese Ukiyo-e prints. Van Gogh had already bought a few in Antwerp...

Urvi Chheda 24 May 2020

Literature

5 Books About Van Gogh You Have to Read

Vincent van Gogh is one of those artists whose reputation precedes them. The tormented child of the art, the cursed artist, the madman, the genius,...

Errika Gerakiti 21 May 2020

Museum Stories

The Hidden Gems of the Van Gogh Museum

Every museum has its share of highlights. There are those that struggle with so many that it is difficult to make a list of reasonable length. The...

Joanna Kaszubowska 17 May 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Almond Blossom by Vincent Van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh only sold one painting during his lifetime. He was not a financially successful artist, and he was entirely dependent on his brother...

James W Singer 17 May 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Vincent van Gogh, Bridge in the Rain (after Hiroshige)

In the mid 19th century, Japanese ports were suddenly opened up to international trade, and Europeans went crazy for Japanese culture and art,...

Kelly Hill 10 May 2020